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Law Reform Imperative To End Child Marriage

Meera Samanther, Women's rights activist & EXCO member, Association of Women Lawyers (AWL)

24-Mar-22 07:15

Law Reform Imperative To End Child Marriage

The Minister for Women, Family and Community Development, Datuk Seri Rina Harun recently said the government did not intend to legislate against child marriage, opting for other measures to curb the practice. We speak to women's rights activist and lawyer Meera Samanther on why legislative reform is necessary alongside poverty reduction efforts to protect children, especially girls. Image credit:

Produced by: Moh Heng Ying

Presented by: Shazana Mokhtar, Khoo Hsu Chuang, Tan Chen Li

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Tags:  child marriageend child marriagewomen's rightschildren's rightspolicylegislation

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