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Jordan, Middle East
Population: 8,118,000
Chief of State: King Abdullah II
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour
Christians: 2.1%
Evangelical Christians: 0.3%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 31st
Life Expectancy: 73.90 Years
Literacy Rate: 93.4%
Population Below Poverty Line: 14.2%
Refugees Living in Jordan: 672,930

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Changes in Jordan’s personal status law under discussion in parliament should be expanded to include ending child marriage entirely. It will provide full equality for women in marriage, divorce, or inheritance. Jordan should seize the opportunity to prevent child marriage and enforce the minimum marriage age of 18 without exception. In December 2018, Jordan’s upper house of parliament adopted amendments to the law that would allow children between ages 16 and 18 to marry with court approval. “Child marriage robs girls of their childhood and puts their health and education at risk,” said Michael Page, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. Pray that the lives of young girls be preserved. Pray that these children will experience God’s unfailing love (The Bible, Psalm 119:88).

Jordan: End Child Marriage in Status Talks

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Jordan, Middle East
Population: 8,118,000
Chief of State: King Abdullah II
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour
Christians: 2.1%
Evangelical Christians: 0.3%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 31st
Life Expectancy: 73.90 Years
Literacy Rate: 93.4%
Population Below Poverty Line: 14.2%
Refugees Living in Jordan: 672,930

Pray for Jordan - facebook page

Changes in Jordan’s personal status law under discussion in parliament should be expanded to include ending child marriage entirely. It will provide full equality for women in marriage, divorce, or inheritance. Jordan should seize the opportunity to prevent child marriage and enforce the minimum marriage age of 18 without exception. In December 2018, Jordan’s upper house of parliament adopted amendments to the law that would allow children between ages 16 and 18 to marry with court approval. “Child marriage robs girls of their childhood and puts their health and education at risk,” said Michael Page, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. Pray that the lives of young girls be preserved. Pray that these children will experience God’s unfailing love (The Bible, Psalm 119:88).

Jordan: End Child Marriage in Status Talks