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The marriage plot

The marriage plot

By: Amel Ghani When sitting with young women in their mid-20s, one question always comes to mind. How far have women come in terms of exploring and entertaining different ideas about themselves? This is inevitably followed by others: are women ...

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Stop child marriages, please

Stop child marriages, please

Child marriages were common in human history. Princess Emilia of Saxony, who was the daughter of Duke Henry IV of Saxony and his wife Catherine of Mecklenburg, in 1533, at the age of 16 years, married George the Pious, Margrave ...

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Book on childhood marriages launched

Book on childhood marriages launched

KARACHI: Ameeran, a 16-year-old girl who became the bargaining chip for her brother to enable him to marry a girl of his choice, is among the thousands of doomed souls who have fallen victim to childhood marriages in Sindh, which ...

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Sindh to have law for prevention of child marriages soon: minister

Sindh to have law for prevention of child marriages soon: minister

Karachi: Even though Sindh has the highest percentage for maternal and infant mortality in the country, it will lead the battle against it by tabling the child marriages restraint bill in the provincial assembly. The maternal and infant mortality rates ...

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708 forced, early marriages reported last year

708 forced, early marriages reported last year

KARACHI: At least 708 boys and girls fell prey to forced and early marriages in Pakistan in the year 2013 which included 264 such cases in Punjab, 199 in Sindh, 143 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 102 cases in Balochistan. The ...

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