child marriage in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on child marriage in the Philippines

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WATCH: Bill ending child marriage inches forward in Congress

Jan 07, 2020 - 10:08 PM

Many young girls in Muslim and indigenous communities in the Philippines are forced by their elders to marry. Several lawmakers push for a bill that would criminalize this.

Child marriage a 'fundamental human rights violation' – congresswoman

Nov 18, 2019 - 6:55 PM

'We owe our children an environment that is free from all forms of violence,' says Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera

NO TO CHILD MARRIAGE. Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera calls for the end of child marriages in the country. Photo from Herrera's Facebook page

House bill seeks to criminalize child marriage in PH

Oct 11, 2018 - 1:17 PM

Pro-children's rights advocates are backing the measure, saying culture should no longer be used as an excuse for abuse

CHILD MARRIAGE. In the Philippines, one in 5 girls is a mother by 19 years old. Illustration by Nico Villarete/Rappler