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Child marriage: What happened to the national plan?

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The Association of Women Lawyers (AWL) and the Pelajar Bukan Pengantin coalition have recently launched a new campaign to refocus attention on the issue of child marriage in Malaysia.

This comes amid questions on the progress made under the five-year “national strategic plan in handling the causes of child marriage”, which was launched in 2020.

Astro Awani’s Melisa Idris speaks to AWL’s Sheena Gurbakhash and Prof Noraida Endut of the Unit for Research on Women and Gender (Kanita) in Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
  1. Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat
  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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