Turkey introduced a draft bill allowing religious leaders to perform civil marriage ceremonies. Women’s rights activists claim it will only make it harder to monitor the ceremonies in order to prevent child marriages and it will distance Turkey from secularism, while authorities insist the law will be passed.
Indian Supreme Court ruled that having sex with a minor, which used to be an exception in case of marriage, is now considered rape.
As Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports, Florida has a softer law on child marriage than many states in the US (and, comparatively, softer than Afghanistan), prescribing child marriage legal if girls are pregnant, without any age limit. However, there are current efforts to change this practice, which result in girls being pushed to marry their rapists.