Child marriage is still a huge problem in Lebanon and is simply wrong. There are no official stats on child marriage in Lebanon but girls are generally more impacted than boys. These girls are not physically nor emotionally ready to become wives and mothers, and they are at greater risk of experiencing dangerous complications and suffering domestic violence. [Source]
I loved KAFA’s initiative to tackle this issue and it’s good to see people reacting the way they did, however civil authorities have no role to play here because of the religious tribunals and therefore the law protects this man.
Sickening but true …