“I am believing that no woman should get hitched prior to the chronilogical age of 18. However when it comes down to truth, it really is various.”
Rabat – One 12 months ago, “Young 3arouss” (young bride) adverts showed up on Lebanese Facebook and Instagram records. The posts, showing stock pictures of girls, offered contact information to set up marriage deals for the minors.
A preliminary Lebanese outcry ended up being loud and aggravated. Then, the Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering (RDFL) unveiled which they had created the fake articles to improve understanding for the problem that is real.
The activist group not merely sparked awareness about youngster wedding, they even lured clients. Guys called the figures making provides and speaking on their own up as possible husbands. The team later published a few of these phone calls online.
“What ended up being frightening, is just how many guys called to check out this, and offering the operator sort of ‘CV’ them up with an underage girl to marry,” wrote one Lebanese blogger that they had a house, enough money and come from a ‘good family’ to try and convince the operator to set.
The campaign, which is designed to enhance the country’s minimal marriage age to 18, won a Silver Lion for pr during the Cannes Lions Overseas Festival of Creativity in belated June. Continue reading