CHILD MARRIAGE RESTRAINT (AMENDMENT) BILL 2014

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A 5-Pronged Approach To Fighting Child Marriage

In a major setback for child rights in Pakistan this month, a bill to ban underage marriage -- the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2014 -- was withdrawn at the last minute because of the pressure from the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII). Sadly, it looks like the law will not be protecting children in Pakistan any time soon, but this is not the only country in South Asia in which this dubious "tradition" continues to be perpetuated.