1 week CHR seeks enactment of law declaring child marriage as illegal MB
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is hopeful that Senate Bill No. 1373, also known as the “Girls Not Brides Act,” will soon be enacted and that child marriages will finally become illegal in the country. Commission on Human Rights (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN) CHR Spokesperson Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia said that they are in full support of the Senate bill, which passed second reading on Monday,  coincidentally the same day that the International Day of the Girl Child was observed. Even as the country struggles with the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) health crisis, de Guia said that ... more