#NEWS: Fourteen Year Old Girls Forced into Marriage

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Sometimes you have to take a step back and just be grateful. Why you ask? Because someone else in the world may have it a little harder.

Right now the lives of teenage girls as young as 14 years old in Egypt are waiting on a verdict from the Islamist- dominated parliament, that will ultimately legalize the marriage age of young girls starting at age fourteen.

On the flip side, Egyptian law grants men the right to terminate a marriage, but grants women the opportunity to end an unhappy or abusive marriages without the obstruction of their partner. Prior to the implementation of the Khula over a decade ago, it could take 10 to 15 years for a woman to be granted a divorce by the courts.

Egypt’s National Council of Women has appealed to the parliament to not pass the controversial law.

See full story here.

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