Tag: Press Statement. Child Marriage

Pushing For an End in Child Marriage

Sisters in Islam (SIS) is highly concerned with the Syariah’s court decision (where) of expediting the approval of marriage of a 40 year old man who had been accused of committing statutory rape to a 13 year old girl. Pertinent to the issue, Malaysia has to address the recent rise in child brides in spite…

“Syariah Court fails to protect and safeguard Muslim Girls”

Sisters in Islam (SIS) is disappointed with the role of the syariah court in failing to protect and safeguard the future of Malaysia’s Muslim girls. In the recent news reports involving the marriage of a 12-year old girl to a 19 year old youth, it is shocking to note that the Syariah Court approved the…

Press Statement on Child Marriage

Sisters in Islam (SIS) expresses its utmost concern over news reports of a 14-year-old child married off to an adult man in July this year. This only came to light when the child and the man who married her participated in a mass wedding celebration at the Federal Territory Mosque on 4th December 2010, where…

Press Statement on Child Marriages

Sisters in Islam expresses its deep concerns over the decision by the Malacca Islamic Religious Council to relax the conditions for Muslim girls under the age of 16 and Muslim boys under the age of 18 to marry with the permission of the Syariah court, and to encourage parents to allow their minor children to…

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