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Saudi law to stop childmarriage?

Posted in child abuse,child bride,Islam,politics,religion,women by Save the Women! on June 13, 2010

There has been news in saudi arabia of the intent to issue new marriage contracts that require the age of the bride to be given. As an attempt to stop underage girls from marrying.

Human rights groups have welcomed the new measures, saying clear-cut rules were needed to ensure underage girls were not harmed.

Laudable plans indeed but in saudi it means nothing. We keep hearing every year that ”women will be driving soon!”
For the last 20 years….
We will be hearing this for the next 50 years. ”Underage girls will be prohibited from being married”.
And what if this would actually become law? There is no real law system in saudi arabia, judges are allowed to make up punishments as they please. (And it very often pleases them to give out public lashings.)  But it also pleases them to take bribes. all the men who participated in the sale of an underage girl to a pedophile would have to do is shove some extra money towards the judge and he will turn a blind eye or have the papers faked.
Girls are married off against their will quite often in Saudi Arabia and no judge protects them. It also happens that another girl, all veiled, acts as the bride and agrees in her name. The real bride being locked up at home. Who is to tell the difference?
I am afraid the selling of girls to pedophile husbands will not be stopped anytime soon…

“There is a serious drive by the [justice] ministry to determine an age for girls to marry following the recent reporting of older men marrying young girls,” an official told the Saudi-based Arab News newspaper.

The National Society for Human Rights welcomed the new measures.

“The marriage of underage girls has been in the limelight for the past three years,” said NSHR chairman Mufleh Al-Qahtani.

“A number of lawsuits have also been filed to stop fathers marrying off their underage girls to older men.”

In February a 12-year-old girl decided to stay married to an 80-year-old man, after initially filing for divorce.

A $22,600 (£14,174) dowry had been paid to her father just months before.

In 2008, the case of an eight-year-old girl who was married to a 50-year-old man was revealed when the child’s mother tried to annul the marriage.

Defenders of child marriage say the practice is part of Saudi culture.

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  1. Childmarriage must be stopped. Under 15-years-old girl is still a child, mereover 8 years. The underage girls are not ready to be a wife, mereover to be a mother. For mental reason, also for pysical reason. Their reproductive organs are still developing.


    • greeting islamic family law, I agree

    • muhammadh said,

      u people will never know anything abt islam although ur names resemble islam like (islamic family law)…??? if u dnt like islamic rules then dont be a muslim…?? the law comes from the almighty god…no one can do anything to it…u hav to obey the rules…if u r not obeying tht means u r not a muslim……!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. rome ali said,

    well islam has given security n respect to women wich da present society has failed to give..or shud i say european society???….u ppl think u giv dem ryts equal to men???neva den y in ur songs even deir is a discrimination btw a man n woman??? like a boy by ciara and i dont need a man by pussycat dolls n i can do it like a dude by jessie j??y u ppl make movies like enough starring jennifer lopaz??y u ppl hv a record ov 10 million human traficking???y in ur countries a rape is done after every 40 seconds ???any ways according to islam woman is not inferior but she is soft delicate n tender ..its in quran dat luv ur wives n be nyc to dem n da best man amongst u is he who is nyc to his wife…..we do not support working ov a women n wid dat giving birth n raising kids ..she needs physical n mental relaxation..not lyk present society where she works lyk a man n gives birth n take cares ov children lyk a mother …


    • Please try to write proper english if you want to post here Use real words, do not curtail words.

  3. rome ali said,

    n abt child marriage…in islam a girl shud b married only after she gets periods…wen she is physically adult…b4 dat dere is no law…n also its gud to b married just after getting periods bcoz in dat way she meets up her physical needs n doesnt go for insecure or un respectful things…but in european countries many teenagers die during delivery/child birth …wht u think abt dat?n its not only for women to b killed to death for adultery its da same rule for man..he is also to b killed for rape or adultery…its a attempt to keep society away from adultery n rapes


    • Thanks for posting but you write such bad English I have no idea what you are telling us.
      Please try to write normal current English next time

  4. haifa shahid said,

    n abt child marriage…in islam a girl shud b married only after she gets periods…wen she is physically adult…b4 dat dere is no law…n also its gud to b married just after getting periods bcoz in dat way she meets up her physical needs n doesnt go for insecure or un respectful things…but in european countries many teenagers die during delivery/child birth …wht u think abt dat?n its not only for women to b killed to death for adultery its da same rule for man..he is also to b killed for rape or adultery…its a attempt to keep society away from adultery n rapes


    • Thanks for posting but you write such bad English I have no idea what you are telling us.
      Please try to write normal current English next time


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