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Oghassabian: Child marriage is a Humanitarian Problem

Minister of State for Women’s Affairs Jean Ogasapian said Thursday that the issue of child marriage is not just a legal issue, but a humanitarian one.

Speaking at a conference called “Banning Child Marriage,” organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the General Secretariat of the Lebanese Parliament, Ogasapian added, “It is an issue that needs the establishment of social and cultural education regulation.”

The minister also called on men to participate in the effort to improve the well-being of women in society.

“After three months since the Cabinet was formed, I believe that women’s affairs are not confined to women...we have to seek [men’s] participation,” Ogasapian explained.