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IRAQ: DON’T LEGALISE FORCED CHILD MARRIAGE


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walk-freeWe’ve just learned that any minute now, the Iraqi Council of Representatives will vote to legalise Forced Child Marriage1.

The specifics of the legislation (part of the Jaafari Personal Status Law) are terrifying:

  • There will no longer be a minimum age to legally marry (it’s currently 18) but the law provides policies for divorcing a 9-year-old girl;
  • A girl’s father would legally be able to accept a marriage proposal on her behalf; and
  • The girl would be legally prohibited from resisting her husband’s advances and leaving the home without his permission.

It’s a recipe for a life in domestic and sexual slavery.

Tell Iraq’s Council of Representatives not to legalise Forced Child Marriage.

Stand with the women and girls of Iraq — please forward this email to as many as your friends as possible, and ask them to contact the Iraqi Council of Representatives today.

In solidarity,

 Debra…

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