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Zambia – The Marriage Act

When young girls are forced to marry, they face potentially lifelong harmful consequences. They are essentially subject to state-sanctioned rape and are at risk of increased domestic violence, forced pregnancy, and negative health consequences while being ...


United States – Mississippi Code 1972

Section 93 of the Mississippi Code 1972 allows girls as young as 15 years old to be married with parental consent, while prohibiting the marriage of boys under the age of 17. Country: United States of America (Mississippi) Law status: Discriminatory ...


Cuba – The Family Code

Article 3 of Cuba’s Family Code provides that girls may be married off as young as 14 years old, while requiring a boy to be at least 16 years old. Country: Cuba Law status: Discriminatory law in force Law Type: Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy ...