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India schoolgirl defies tradition to reject child marriage

April 8, 2011

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BHILWARA, India (TrustLaw) – Her fate looked sealed when her family began organizing the nuptial celebrations. But the bride-to-be, a shy schoolgirl from a remote village in western India, wasn’t ready to say “I do.” In a region where patriarchy and age-old customs dictate a woman’s life from birth to death, 15-year-old Sapna Meena in […]

Saudi Arabia: Give women equal opportunities to education & end male guardianship over women

April 5, 2011

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Action Number: 31.4 Date: 5 Apr 2011 Swsan and her father Swsan Ali El Demini, a bright and ambitious 18-year-old Saudi girl, has dreams of getting the best education. However, Swsan’s education has been an uphill struggle. Raised in Saudi Arabia under a system of male guardianship, Swsan has been lucky in that her father, […]