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EDI Researchers on why informed consent is needed in Pakistan’s marriage contracts – The Economist

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The Economist’s Intelligence Unit published a blog about ongoing research on women’s rights in Pakistan funded through the Economic Development & Institutions (EDI) program.

“Under current laws in Pakistan, forced or underage marriage is illegal. But, in practice, most brides aren’t told about the content of the contract they are signing. Consent without this knowledge isn’t full consent. In this blog, three researchers outline how they have assessed progress towards informed consent for marriage, education, regulation and further ramifications.”

Read more: Informed consent is needed in Pakistan’s marriage contracts – The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

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