The countries with the highest observed rates of child marriages below the age of 18 are Niger, Chad, Mali, Bangladesh, Guinea and the Central African Republic, with a rate above 60%.
Historically, child marriage was common around the world.
If we begin from constitutional principles and can communicate those principles and their relevance to the public in a clear manner, the reforms envisioned in this report are not too far from our grasp.
It is high time that Americans work together to forge an alternative to the administrative state so that we preserve our constitutional principles for future generations.
The result clearly is that use of any construction other than the literal binds the entire population by one man's moral judgement.
Although this may not be controversial where there is no dispute as to the 'correct' result (although correctness is surely neither absolute nor objective) in some areas of law, non-literal constructions are one man statutes on matters that should properly be the subject of public debate.
However, in practice husbands are traditionally the heads of families/households in Zambia.The 2006 survey found that 15% of female widows were married off to a relation of the deceased, compared to 4% of males.The practice is more common in rural areas although this has been highly discouraged due to fear of HIV contamination.In many cases, only one marriage-partner is a child, usually the female.Causes of child marriages include poverty, bride price, dowry, cultural traditions, laws that allow child marriages, religious and social pressures, regional customs, fear of remaining unmarried, illiteracy, and perceived inability of women to work for money.In 2010, the government reported that the payment of a bride price provides husbands with absolute rights over children and the reproductive rights of the wife.