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Oxfam, ‘Girl Defenders’ alliance laud passage of anti-child marriage law

The Philippines ranks 12th worldwide among countries with the highest numbers of child marriages

Hunger forces Afghans to sell young daughters into marriage

The numbers of young girls getting betrothed started to rise during a 2018 famine and surged this year when the rains failed once more

House of Representatives passes bill prohibiting child marriage

The bill defines child marriage as the formal marriage between children under 18 years of age, or between an adult and a child

Oxfam welcomes approval of Philippine bill banning child marriage

Oxfam noted that child marriage in the Philippines is deeply rooted in poverty and gender inequality

Oxfam lauds approval ‘in principle’ of bill to end child marriage

A bill addressing the legal loopholes that allow child marriage in the Philippines was already passed by the Senate last year

Philippine child rights groups launch petition to end child marriage

Decades of war in the southern Philippine Bangsamoro region have reportedly caused an increase in child brides

UNICEF warns coronavirus pandemic can result in millions of child marriages

Child marriage increases risk of early and unplanned pregnancy, in turn increasing risk of maternal complications and mortality

Philippine ‘girl defenders’ call for urgent passage of bill ending child...

There are an estimated 726,000 child brides in the Philippines, making it the 12th highest in the world in terms of absolute numbers

Philippine Catholic bishops’ youth commission welcomes passage of bill on child...

The country’s senators voted unanimously on November 9 to pass a bill that seeks to end child marriages in the country

Philippine Senate approves bill prohibiting child marriage

The bill aims to address child marriage in the Philippines, where one in six Filipino girls get married before reaching the age of 18

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