Child bride freed from a forced marriage in Somaliland

Hawa Isack Adan, a 14-year-old girl, was granted a divorce in the Sool region of Somaliland on the 4th of March 2019. The young girl was forcefully wed to a 38-year-old man in January 2019. Hawa took the matter to court after a failed attempt at escaping. Somaliland, a self-declared state in Somalia, implemented the Sexual Offence Act in April 2018. The bill criminalizes various … Continue reading Child bride freed from a forced marriage in Somaliland