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’Historic’ fatwa against very early wedding

’Historic’ fatwa against very early wedding

Summit additionally seeks techniques to protect a predicted 50 million girls prone to genital mutilation

Jaha Dukureh may be the creator of secure Hands for women. The Gambian is fighting to ban female vaginal mutilation. (Photo by JONATHAN LEIBSON/AFP)

Senegal’s Atlantic coastline money, Dakar, this week hosted the very first African summit on feminine genital mutilation and marriage that is early.

By the end of the seminar, Al-Azhar University, which can be situated in Cairo, Egypt, delivered an historic fatwa, a non-binding Islamic pronouncement, setting a minimal marrying age for both girls and boys of 18.

A lot more than 500 members of NGOs, victims’ associations, worldwide organizations and federal federal federal government officials from 25 mostly African nations went to the June 16-18 summit.

All taken care of immediately the invite of this Senegalese and Gambian governments while the NGO secure Hands for women, that has been started six years back by way of a young gambian girl title jaha Dukureh.