Clayton Kershaw

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The Dominican Republic's Chamber of Deputies approve a bill to end child marriage on November 18, 2020 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Thursday is Human Rights Day, and so my wife Ellen and I are joining with the International Justice Mission (IJM) and other organizations in strongly urging the Dominican Constitutional Court to protect children by declaring child marriage unconstitutional in 2020.

A report from UNICEF shows that one in four girls in Latin America and the Caribbean marries or enters into an early union before reaching 18 years old. Troublingly, the Dominican Republic has the highest rate in the region. Currently, there is a devastating loophole in the law of the Dominican Republic, which legally allows children to be forced into marriage.…  Seguir leyendo »