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house Bill H.R. 2140

Should the U.S. Encourage the United Nations to Prevent Child Marriages in UN Refugee Camps?

Argument in favor

Child marriage in UN refugee camps is a growing problem that violates girls’ rights and freedoms. This problem needs to be addressed, and the U.S. should use its outsized role in the UN to help ensure the UN addresses it.

Linda's Opinion
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06/09/2019
Child marriages shackle young girls’ into life long Servitude. Her value is objectified. USA UN rep needs to speak out and influence with education to those countries with this practice.
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Mark's Opinion
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06/10/2019
We should demand that child marriages be banned entirely in United Nations refugee camps, not simply “encourage” the UN to do more to prevent it. Sorry world, when you take our money you play by our rules. That’s called reality. Oh and to the liberal elitists commenting here on this blog, I find it disgusting that many of you would throw young women into lives of slavery and misery just because you hate President Trump and any initiative this administration undertakes. Dear God you people are sick.
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Hiro9's Opinion
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06/10/2019
Yes. And the US would have a lot more credibility in telling the UN to halt child marriages in refugee camps if it didn’t have 17 states with no minimum age to be married.
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Argument opposed

The UN already has existing programs to address the problem of child marriage. Thus, there’s no need for the U.S. to exert its influence over the organization to encourage it to address child marriage as a problem.

Kodiwodi's Opinion
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06/09/2019
The US should stop child marriages in the US and express it’s support for remaining in the UN rather than continually saying do as I say not as I do.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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06/10/2019
As if it doesn’t happen here? Almost a half million child brides a year, as young as 12 prove our own shameful behavior. Glass houses. We have no moral high ground. Let’s commit to getting rid of child marriages here in the USA. 18, no exceptions, no parent override. No child brides. Period.
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KansasTamale's Opinion
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06/10/2019
Trying to tell the world what to do about child marriages when there are states with child marriages is ridiculous. We need to clean up our own litter box before telling others what to do.
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      Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations
    IntroducedApril 8th, 2019
    Child marriages shackle young girls’ into life long Servitude. Her value is objectified. USA UN rep needs to speak out and influence with education to those countries with this practice.
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    The US should stop child marriages in the US and express it’s support for remaining in the UN rather than continually saying do as I say not as I do.
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    As if it doesn’t happen here? Almost a half million child brides a year, as young as 12 prove our own shameful behavior. Glass houses. We have no moral high ground. Let’s commit to getting rid of child marriages here in the USA. 18, no exceptions, no parent override. No child brides. Period.
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    We should demand that child marriages be banned entirely in United Nations refugee camps, not simply “encourage” the UN to do more to prevent it. Sorry world, when you take our money you play by our rules. That’s called reality. Oh and to the liberal elitists commenting here on this blog, I find it disgusting that many of you would throw young women into lives of slavery and misery just because you hate President Trump and any initiative this administration undertakes. Dear God you people are sick.
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    Trying to tell the world what to do about child marriages when there are states with child marriages is ridiculous. We need to clean up our own litter box before telling others what to do.
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    Yes. And the US would have a lot more credibility in telling the UN to halt child marriages in refugee camps if it didn’t have 17 states with no minimum age to be married.
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    Absolutely this is nothing less than abuse of minors, specifically girls.
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    After we do that how about protecting our own children!
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    We can’t even control child marriage HERE! We need to stop meddling and fix our own messes before we “preach “ to others
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    No child brides!
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    This is not our business. We need to remove ourselves from the corrupt UN.
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    We have enough issues within in our own country to be telling anyone how or what they should do. We have groups telling us no abortions, groups supporting segregation, groups supporting Popular Voting, Groups supporting expensive housing costs, companies closing factories and moving overseas, unequal pay for the same work. No with as many sins that our Congress is not supporting our own Constitution, where do they get the right to dictate or advise other countries on their issues.
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    Thank you Rep Ann Wagner (Republican, Mo). I support this bill. From International Women's Health Coalition-Consequences of Child Marriage: Child marriage effectively ends a girl’s childhood, curtails her education, minimizes her economic opportunities, increases her risk of domestic violence, and puts her at risk for early, frequent, and very high-risk pregnancies Girls under 15 are five times more likely to die in childbirth than women in their 20s and face higher risk of pregnancy-related injuries, such as obstetric fistula Child brides are often unable to negotiate safer sexual practices and are therefore at a higher risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections The negative consequences of child marriage reach beyond the girls themselves: children of child brides are 60 percent more likely to die in the first year of life than those born to mothers older than 19, and families of child brides are more likely to be poor and unhealthy. Besides all this: no one is disgusted that this is nothing more than legalized CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE? I'm appalled by some of the opinions. There are documented cases of child brides as young as 5. Shame on you.
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    This is a no brainer.
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    Yes. I know this happens and is a practice in some cultures. Ultimately children should be older to marry as sexual relations with a child that has not yet reached their teen years could be physically harmed.
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    Child marriage world-wide does need to be addressed by the UN but not by a separate action by the United States. We need to work with and through the UN to support and strengthen the existing programs that are in place to address this issue.
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    In refugees camps yes. However shouldn’t we push the UN to make all child marriages illegal. But that shit won’t fly in just about all countries. Only countries that respect women’s rights would go for this. So that kills the 🇺🇸 🇸🇦 🇨🇦 🇮🇷 🇮🇶 want me to keep going? Child marriage will be like sexual harassment your never going to be rid of it.
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    Children should not be getting married! Why is this even thought as okay! It is 2019!! Let the kids be kids!
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    Yes child marriage must be prevented. It's child abuse.
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    Child marriages are nothing but slavery by another name.
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