Thursday, September 5, 2013

Child Marriage Vs Islamic Law - Stella Damasus and Senator Yerima on #AJStream Network

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Stella Damasus and Senator Ahmed yerima went toe to toe on the Al-Jazeera show THE STREAM tackling the Underage Marriage issue in Nigeria. Not surprisingly, they went round in circles with none the wiser. One of the other guests, a lawyer named Aminu made the most sense.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

#Childnotbride - Stories of Early Marriages, Pregnancy and VVF

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The #childnotbride campaign should not tied to the irrelevant section 29 of the constitution but any activism to stop marriage before the age of majority, which is 18 according to the Child Right Act is a worthy cause. Like Atala pointed out, if the spark of the amendment changes is what will fire up the debate and gear the people into action, then this may just be the time.

Stephanie Okereke has just released the unofficial trailer to her movie, Dry. The movie tells of the pain, and loss of childhood that can be the lot of a girl child married before she is physically and mentally ready.