Early marriage: one size too big!

The special edition of Flying Broom Women’s Communication and Research Association’s journal on ‘early and forced marriages’ in English is out. In the journal printed in association with the Norwegian Embassy, the slogan ‘Early marriage:  one size too big!’  is drawing attention.

Flying Broom published the special edition of the journal Flying News on early and forced marriages in Turkish two years ago. To inform researchers, journalists and non-governmental organisation representatives outside of Turkey about work in the field of child marriages and to help motivate international cooperation, an English edition was published.

In the journal, there are many articles on subjects such as the consequences of early and forced marriage on women and children’s health, legal rights and education; the struggle against these marriages by international agreements and precautions taken by the governments; and the results of early marriage. The journal not only contributes to the increase of publications on early and forced marriages, but also provides an increase in the knowledge of the subject with its many news, articles and interviews.

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Abortion rights: victory for women in Spain

by Liz Cooper 29 September 2014

Repost from OpenDemocracy.net

As the political analysts get into their stride over the Spanish Government’s decision to back down over mediaeval reforms to the current abortion law, citing everything from conspiracy theories to a feminist victory, the Catholic Church has taken a beating and is busy churning out hate messages.

“Gallardón dimite” (Gallardón resigns): two words spattered all over Facebook and Twitter a few hours after President Mariano Rajoy of Spain, before leaving for a visit to China, formally confirmed that the reforms to the 2010 abortion law, sponsored by the Minister for Justice Ruis Gallardón, had been withdrawn for “lack of consensus”. It meant for hundreds of thousands a double celebration: the rejection of the most restrictive legislation on abortion in Europe, except in Ireland and Malta, and the resignation of a member of the Spanish governing party the Partido Popular (PP) intent on imposing by law a picture of women incapable of making a decision, needing to be protected from themselves.

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