Jordan marriage law challenged

Rights activists call for scrapping a law allowing early marriage for girls

    Women rights activists in Jordan are trying to overturn a legal clause which allows girls as young as 15 to be married off.

    They say the teenage brides are missing out on education, and many suffer the consequences for the rest of their lives.

    Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from Amman, the Jordanian capital.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    All Hail The Algorithm

    All Hail The Algorithm

    A five-part series exploring the impact of algorithms on our everyday lives.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.