Child and bride
Child and brideThe Stream speaks with Nigerian Senator Ahmad Yarima about his support of child marriage.
Campaign symbol for #ChildNotBride created by Ayomidotun Fadeyi (@IAmAyomiDotun).
The hot button issue of child marriage has once again polarised Nigeria. This time at the hands of Senator Ahmad Yarima who successfully fought to uphold a clause in the constitution that deems all married women as “full age”, including those under 18. He is a controversial figure who, himself, has an underage bride and claims banning child marriage goes against Islamic law. He’ll be joining us on The Stream to take your questions. Join the conversation with him at 1930GMT.