3 weeks ‘Girl defenders’ push for laws to end child marriage in PH Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines---A group comprised of legislators is pushing to put into law the abolition of child marriage in the Philippines with its advocacy in line with the International Day of the Girl Child. An online rally dubbed #GirlDefenders Speak Out to End Child Marriage drew the participation of Senator Risa Hontiveros, members of the Commission on Bangsamoro Women, Canadian Ambassador Peter MacArthur, and Oxfam Pilipinas Country Director Lot Felizco. Atty. Hannah Magondato, representative of MP Hadja Bainon Guiabar Karon, the chair of the Regional Commission on Bangsamoro Women, said that her group will not only support the bills filed in ... more