This section focuses on women's human rights in the context of marriage. Materials are included that explore women's rights to marry, decisions about when, if and whom to marry, child and early marriage, forced marriage, mail-order brides, polygyny, divorce and widowhood. International treaties and conventions that protect women's rights with respect to marriage include (but are not limited to):

Visitors to this section may also be interested in materials in the Property Law and Housing Rights, Reproductive Rights, and Social and Economic Rights sections of this website for information related to issues of marriage and women's human rights.

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