'Not Before 18': 100s Protest Against Child Marriages in Beirut

Published March 5th, 2019 - 07:54 GMT

Hundreds in Beirut rallied, Saturday March 2, 2019  in face of child marriages, calling authorities to ban unions below the age of 18. In Lebanon some faiths allow girls to be wed at 14.

The demonstration was organized by civil society groups and the rally attracted women of all ages, as well as some lawmakers, who marched on parliament in  Beirut.

Moreover, some protesters held slogans reading “Not before 18” and “Stop early marriage.”

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A Lebanese woman hold a placard as she participates in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The Arabic writing on the placard reads "Not before 18". 
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A Lebanese woman hold a placard as she participates in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The Arabic writing on the placard reads "Not before 18". ANWAR AMRO / AFP

Young Lebanese girls disguised as brides hold a placard as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The placard in Arabic reads "The end of child marriage begins by educating them". 
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Young Lebanese girls disguised as brides hold a placard as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The placard in Arabic reads "The end of child marriage begins by educating them". ANWAR AMRO / AFP

A Lebanese women hold a placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The placard in Arabic reads " We do not want to find a groom for you, not before 18". 
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A Lebanese women hold a placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The placard in Arabic reads " We do not want to find a groom for you, not before 18". ANWAR AMRO / AFP

Lebanese women hold placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. 
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Lebanese women hold placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. ANWAR AMRO / AFP

Lebanese demonstrators hold a banner as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18 in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The banner in Arabic reads " Early marriage makes victims, change the law". 
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Lebanese demonstrators hold a banner as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18 in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The banner in Arabic reads " Early marriage makes victims, change the law". ANWAR AMRO / AFP

Young Lebanese girls deiguised as brides hold placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. 
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Young Lebanese girls deiguised as brides hold placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. ANWAR AMRO / AFP

A Lebanese woman hold a placard as she participates in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. 
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A Lebanese woman hold a placard as she participates in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. ANWAR AMRO / AFP

Lebanese demonstrators hold placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18 in the capital Beirut, on March 2, 2019. 
ANWAR AMRO / AFP

Lebanese demonstrators hold placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18 in the capital Beirut, on March 2, 2019. ANWAR AMRO / AFP

A Lebanese woman hold a placard as she participates in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The Arabic writing on the placard reads "Not before 18". 
ANWAR AMRO / AFP
Young Lebanese girls disguised as brides hold a placard as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The placard in Arabic reads "The end of child marriage begins by educating them". 
ANWAR AMRO / AFP
A Lebanese women hold a placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The placard in Arabic reads " We do not want to find a groom for you, not before 18". 
ANWAR AMRO / AFP
Lebanese women hold placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. 
ANWAR AMRO / AFP
Lebanese demonstrators hold a banner as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18 in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The banner in Arabic reads " Early marriage makes victims, change the law". 
ANWAR AMRO / AFP
Young Lebanese girls deiguised as brides hold placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. 
ANWAR AMRO / AFP
A Lebanese woman hold a placard as she participates in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. 
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Lebanese demonstrators hold placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18 in the capital Beirut, on March 2, 2019. 
ANWAR AMRO / AFP
A Lebanese woman hold a placard as she participates in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The Arabic writing on the placard reads "Not before 18". 
ANWAR AMRO / AFP
A Lebanese woman hold a placard as she participates in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The Arabic writing on the placard reads "Not before 18". ANWAR AMRO / AFP
Young Lebanese girls disguised as brides hold a placard as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The placard in Arabic reads "The end of child marriage begins by educating them". 
ANWAR AMRO / AFP
Young Lebanese girls disguised as brides hold a placard as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The placard in Arabic reads "The end of child marriage begins by educating them". ANWAR AMRO / AFP
A Lebanese women hold a placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The placard in Arabic reads " We do not want to find a groom for you, not before 18". 
ANWAR AMRO / AFP
A Lebanese women hold a placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The placard in Arabic reads " We do not want to find a groom for you, not before 18". ANWAR AMRO / AFP
Lebanese women hold placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. 
ANWAR AMRO / AFP
Lebanese women hold placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. ANWAR AMRO / AFP
Lebanese demonstrators hold a banner as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18 in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The banner in Arabic reads " Early marriage makes victims, change the law". 
ANWAR AMRO / AFP
Lebanese demonstrators hold a banner as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18 in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. The banner in Arabic reads " Early marriage makes victims, change the law". ANWAR AMRO / AFP
Young Lebanese girls deiguised as brides hold placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. 
ANWAR AMRO / AFP
Young Lebanese girls deiguised as brides hold placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. ANWAR AMRO / AFP
A Lebanese woman hold a placard as she participates in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. 
ANWAR AMRO / AFP
A Lebanese woman hold a placard as she participates in a march against marriage before the age of 18, in the capital Beirut on March 2, 2019. ANWAR AMRO / AFP
Lebanese demonstrators hold placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18 in the capital Beirut, on March 2, 2019. 
ANWAR AMRO / AFP
Lebanese demonstrators hold placards as they participate in a march against marriage before the age of 18 in the capital Beirut, on March 2, 2019. ANWAR AMRO / AFP