Pakistan’s current law sets the legal marriage age at 16 for girls and 18 for boys, setting different, and thereby discriminatory, marriage ages for girls and boys. But even this law is rarely enforced. 21% of girls in Pakistan are married before the 18th birthday and 3% are married before the age of 15.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on Status of Women (KPCSW) supports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Parliamentarian Caucus for decrying delay in legislation on Child Marriage and Domestic Violence.
A proposed bill sent to the cabinet in a meeting on 16th July at KP Provincial Assembly that seeks to end child marriage. Our LCA member Ms. Sajida Hasrat from District Haripur was an active member and participant in the meeting supporting this Child Restraint Bill.