‘Historic’ fatwa against very early wedding


Summit also seeks techniques to protect a predicted 50 million girls prone to genital mutilation

Jaha Dukureh could be the creator of secure Hands for females. The Gambian is fighting to ban female genital mutilation. (Photo by JONATHAN LEIBSON/AFP)

Senegal’s Atlantic coastline money, Dakar, this week hosted initial African summit on feminine genital mutilation and very early marriage.

A non-binding Islamic pronouncement, setting a minimum marrying age for both girls and boys of 18 at the end of the conference, Al-Azhar University, which is based in Cairo, Egypt, delivered an historic fatwa.

Significantly more than 500 members of NGOs, victims’ associations, worldwide organizations and federal federal government officials from 25 mostly African nations attended the June 16-18 summit.

All taken care of immediately the invite associated with the Senegalese and Gambian governments additionally the NGO secure Hands for women, that was established six years back by A gambian woman name jaha that is young Dukureh.

Spiritual leaders during the forefront associated with the battle

« We still find it feasible to eliminate genital that is female and kid wedding by 2030, » she claims.

« this is feasible whenever we have the ability to enough raise awareness without making anybody away.

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