Research on the legislative reform of gender discriminatory laws

VELMA Law has provided pro bono advice to Global Poverty, an international NGO working to end extreme poverty and inequality.  The research was to move forward the debate to combat child marriage by review of the 1971 Marriage Act, which currently permits girls aged 15 to marry with parental consent and boys to marry at 18 and also allows children aged 14 years to marry if court is satisfied that special circumstances exist.

 

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