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60 divorces recorded in Jordan a day — SIGI

By JT - Feb 12,2018 - Last updated at Feb 12,2018

AMMAN — A total of 60 divorce cases recorded in the Kingdom a day, The Sisterhood Is Global Institute (SIGI) said in a statement on Monday.

223 marriage contracts are signed in the country on daily basis, of which 30 for under-18-year old marriages, the institute said.

According to SIGI, 21 per cent of male and 51 per cent of female divorcees were under the age of 25 in 2016.

The institute added that 402 out 10, 907 early marriages ended in divorce in 2016. SIGI called for wording a provision in the Personal Status Law that determines the minimum duration of engagement before marriage for Muslims and Christians, and sets a minimum age for engagement or marriage.  

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