Child, early and forced marriage legislation in 37 Asia-Pacific countries

Organisation: World Health Organization (WHO), Inter-Parliamentary Union Year: 2016

This report by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to assist parliamentarians in their efforts to address child marriage in the Asia-Pacific region.

It provides an overview of how the laws address the issue of child marriage in the region, highlighting existing contradictions between different legislative tools in each country.

The report argues that law enforcement is part of the response, and that ending child marriage in the region will require a comprehensive approach.

 

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