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  • Marriages of desperation

    By this time her sight had degenerated to such an extent that she was becoming blind...

    As long as all of these smug and silent men continue to treat their wives as their property and marriage as a hierarchy, all marriages, whether they happen in refugee camps in Turkey or in fancy mansions in Karachi, are marriages of desperation...

  • Pakistan must stop dragging its feet and put an end to child marriages

    Related: Obstetric fistula: Another reason CII is wrong on underage marriageFor a nation that sets great store by its founder’s ideals, it is often forgotten that opposition to child marriages was first brought to the forefront of social issues by none other than Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, when he drafted and introduced the first Child Marriages Restraint Act in the subcontinent as early as 1929, as a member of the British Indian...

  • ‘Avoid cousin marriages to have healthy children’

    SWABI: Medical experts have cautioned that cousin marriages are causing disability among the new-born, and called for avoiding the practice to have healthy children...

    It was noted that there were three to four disable children in the families where cousin marriages were common...

  • Oxfam forms task forces to prevent child marriages

    ISLAMABAD: In a spirited speech at a consultation meeting on child marriages, organised by Oxfam Novib and the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF), MNA Marvi Memon offered Oxfam and its partners the use of over 47,000 Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) beneficiary committees for their project to end child marriages in Pakistan...

    The consultation meetings discussed Oxfam Novib’s ‘Bachpan Bachao’ programme which aims to end child...

  • Tent dealers in India's Rajasthan to discourage child marriages

    JAIPUR: Tent dealers in the Indian state of Rajasthan have decided not to provide wedding tents for child marriages, in a move to discourage the practice, reported the Times of India...

    Tent dealers will now ask the parents of the bride and groom for birth certificates to ensure they are not facilitating the practice of child marriages...

  • SHC seeks record of Jirgas, honour killings and forced marriages

    LARKANA: The Larkana circuit bench of the Sindh High Court has asked the district police to prepare a report on illegal Jirgas (tribal courts) and incidents of kidnapping for forced marriages and honour killing over the past two years mentioning how many such cases had been registered...

    The petitioner has prayed to the court to take notice of honour killings, forced marriages and holding of Jirgas by feudal lords, who issued decrees...

  • On secret marriages

    Not only is the man newly married a second time, he is also now a secret saviour, rescuing some hapless woman from the absolute horror and hell of remaining husband-less in a society that worships men...

    Not all secret marriages follow this pattern; some are conjured in secret because the parties not previously married believe that their families will be opposed to the match...

  • Underage marriages produce unhealthy generations, seminar told

    HYDERABAD: Participants at a three-day workshop opposed underage marriages while observing that such custom always leads to unhealthy generation and even male members are seen as victims because they fail to resist this custom...

    They discussed mass campaigns to create awareness about the law against underage marriages...

  • ‘Efforts against child marriages must go beyond legislation’

    ISLAMABAD: In a statement issued on Sunday, Potohar Organisation for Development Advocacy (PODA) called for an end to child marriages...

    Sameena Nazir, the executive director of PODA, said forced and child marriages are very common in rural areas of Pakistan and are a major impediment to girls’ access to education and health...

  • Pakistan accounts for 612 forced marriages reported in UK last year

    Pakistan accounts for 612 of over 1,400 cases of forced marriage reported in Britain last year, according to data released on Thursday, a number which campaigners say is the "tip of the iceberg" as the practice remains largely hidden in the United Kingdom...

    Britain's Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) recorded 1,428 cases in 2016 ? a small increase on 2015's figure of 1,220 ? through its public helpline and email service
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