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This kind of discrimination is seen in inheritance laws far and wide.
Why is the legal age for marriage lower for girls than for boys?
In Singapore and India, non-consensual sex within marriage is not a criminal offence, and does not constitute rape as long as the wife is above a certain age – 15 years old in India, and only 13 in Singapore.
In Yemen, where child marriage is rife, there is no lower age limit to define rape in marriage.
While this is not an official law, a fatwa is a religious declaration that carries the authority of law, imposing strict modes of behaviour.
Despite repeated campaigns by brave women taking the radical step of sitting behind a steering wheel (and sometimes driving short distances), the ruling has still not been overturned.