STATEMENT: HAKAM calls for the Elimination of Child Marriages once and for all

STATEMENT DATED 1 Jul 2018pdf

HAKAM CALLS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF CHILD MARRIAGES IN MALAYSIA ONCE AND FOR ALL

Pic from an Amnesty International event to denounce child marriage on October 27, 2016 in Rome. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS

 

HAKAM is calling the Minister for Women, Family & Community Development to push for new laws to ban and criminalise child marriages in Malaysia.

It is not sufficient that laws allowing child marriages be repealed, there must be laws put in place to eliminate and  prohibit child marriage as such early marriages are a violation of human rights and the Convention on the Rights of a Child especially when Malaysia is a party to the convention.

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