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Indonesian women's group issues edict against child marriage

Indonesia's main Muslim women's group has issued an edict against child marriage, urging the government of the world's most populous Muslim nation to increase the legal minimum age for females to marry from 16 to 18 years, the group said Friday.

The Congress of Indonesian Women Ulema said the religious edict, or fatwa, was decided at a three-day meeting that ended Thursday in the West Java town of Cirebon.

The fatwa, which has no legal force but is influential, urges the government to amend a 1974 Law on Marriage to raise the minimum marriage age.

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Indonesian women's group issues edict against child marriage

Indonesia's main Muslim women's group has issued an edict against child marriage, urging the government of the world's most populous Muslim nation to increase the legal minimum age for females to marry from 16 to 18 years, the group said Friday.

The Congress of Indonesian Women Ulema said the religious edict, or fatwa, was decided at a three-day meeting that ended Thursday in the West Java town of Cirebon.

The fatwa, which has no legal force but is influential, urges the government to amend a 1974 Law on Marriage to raise the minimum marriage age.

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Too early, too many

“I work but the income I make is not enough to take care of my family,” says 20-year-old Salamatu Abubakar.

Although not married, Salamatu is a mother of three children. At age 17, she was already a mother of a set of twin boys, two years later, she got pregnant again and gave birth to a baby girl but says she did not plan for both pregnancies.

“I already come from a big family and it is difficult for us to survive, so I did not want to be in such a situation like my mother but it just happened,” she explains.

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PPAL Launches Youth Family Planning Awareness For Grand Bassa County

Buchanan, Grand Bassa County – The Planned Parenthood Association of Liberia (PPAL) on May 17 launched a community engagement for youth family planning Program in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

The colorful program which brought together students, youth groups and community members was held at the newly constructed Buchanan Hotel.

The project is sponsor by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and targets youth between ages 11 to 24 years. 

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U.S. to Provide Family Planning for Adolescents

The US government intends to dedicate a portion of its Shs 1.7 trillion health budget on providing family planning services to adolescents and women, but admits it is facing challenges getting Ugandan authorities to buy into the idea.

The USAID Mission director in Uganda, Mark Meassick, told journalists at the US mission on Wednesday that they will give special focus on family planning and reproductive health, through providing crucial, age-appropriate information to adolescents.

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Government of DRC Announces Creation of First National Platform for Engaging Congolese Youth in AYSRH Decision-Making

Among immediate results emanating from the youth workshop, held August 23-24 in Kinshasa, was creation of the first national platform for officially engaging youth in decision-making processes about adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH).

The workshop, which focused on planning and budgeting for AYSRH interventions in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was held by the Evidence to Action (E2A) Project and Pathfinder International, in collaboration with the DRC’s Ministry of Health, and with support from USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Why Chibok girls’ return is important to us – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to securing the release of the remaining abducted Chibok girls.

According to him, such criminal acts of abduction would not be condoned in the country.

He made the remark while receiving a delegation of girl child rights advocates from various schools in Abuja.

They were led by officials from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Save the Children International and the UNFPA to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to mark the International Day of the Girl Child.

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