Child Marriage

Network of NGOs supports Hindu Women's Organisation's position on child marriages

The Network of NGOs is supporting the position of the Hindu Women's Organisation (HWO), that some marriages be allowed under the age of 18.

The HWO suggests that some weddings be allowed between the ages of 16 and 18, once there is parental consent.

The following is a statement by the Network of NGOs.

"As the Child Marriage Bill is sent to the House of Representatives on March 3rd 2017, the Network of NGOs supports the Hindu Women’s Organisation’s position regarding the amendment to the Marriage Acts of Trinidad and Tobago.