Child Marriage: Raise the age of consent in Nigeria from 11 to 18.

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child marriage in nigeria - Child Marriage: Raise the age of consent in Nigeria from 11 to 18.

Emergency Fund) A total of 44% of the female Nigerian population gets married off before their 18th birthday. That is 40 million people. Imagine if we had 40 million more people working towards solving the issues of our country. It also leads to a number of illnesses for the girl child: VVF, PPD, STDs, HBP, etc. 

The aim of this petition is to make the constitution clearer on child marriage in Nigeria, including section 29(4b)which says that, “This is by its provision that any woman who is married shall be deemed to be of full age.” Due to the fact that this law is not clearly stated, it implies that being 11 or even younger, and in a marriage allows the culprit go Scott free,making the small girl child suffer .

Take 5 minutes of your time and sign this petition, in an effort to raise the age of consent in Nigeria,reduce child marriage in Nigeria, make the constitution clearer and ensure that the law is enforced all over the country. I guarantee you it will change a life!

 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/neveryourfault_ and tweet using the #raisetheage to bring awareness to this horrendous crime. 

Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsneveryourfault/ and post pictures using the #raisetheage to bring attention to this horrible crime. 


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