Types of Violence - Lebanon

Protection of minors from early marriage: reality and aspiration

11.03.2016 / Created by (EMWF)

The aim of this legal study, which was prepared in the framework of the national campaign to protect minors from early marriage in Lebanon, is to shed light on the reality of this phenomenon and on the measures to be adopted by the different actors in order to eliminate it.The first part of the study addresses the legal issues related to minor girl’s marriage in Lebanon, such as the various and multi-religious legislations related to the different sects in Lebanon, and the urgent need to amend certain legal texts and to issue specialised laws.The second part focuses on the issues of awareness and protection and the negative social, psychological, health and physical effects of early marriage on minor girls.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Fawzi Khamis, Arlette Tabet, Nadine Mashmoushi
  • Publishing house : Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab world, the Lebanese American University
  • Publication date : 2014
  • Number of pages : 31
  • Language : Arabic


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