Child marriage has recently been the subject of heated trinudad in Trinidad and Tobago. The Office of the Prime Minister has since spoken out in favour of revising age of marriage laws so that they are consistent with the age of sexual consent, which was increased to 18 years a few years ago. A number of faith leaders have also condemned girls from trinidad and tobago IRO and spoken in favour of legislative reforms.
Adolescent girls in Haiti. Photo credit: The Marriage Act ofwhich governs Christian and civil marriages, sets the minimum age of marriage at 18 years but hirls exceptions on religious grounds. The Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act sets the minimum age of marriage at 12 for girls and 16 for boys.
The Hindu Marriage Act sets the age at 14 for girls and 18 for boys, while the Orisa Marriage Act sets the age at 16 for girls and 18 for boys. More information and resources. Trinidad and Tobago reconsiders Marriage Act after push trknidad recognise child marriage as girls from trinidad and tobagoCraigslist for gay sex Voices, 20 May Related stories.