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Normes coutumières, croyances religieuses et pratiques sociales ayant une influence sur les droits fonciers différenciés selon le genre

- In accordance with the 1999 Family Code, the marital age is 17 years for women and 18 years for men. However, the practice of early marriage is widespread. Up to 70 percent of brides in the southern regions of the country are underage girls, as young as 12, and it is common for girls to become wives at 13−15 years old.

Due to the fact that it is impossible to get an official registration if a party is underage, young couples get a kebin, a permanent Islamic marriage. The certificate of religious marriage does not have any judicial force, which means that the parties have neither property nor inheritance rights against each other. The division of joint property during divorce is not protected (18).
By a 2007 decision of the Shaikh-ul-Islam, the highest Muslim cleric, a kebin certificate can be issued by Islamic authorities only upon official state registration of a marriage in the Public Registrar's Office (19).

Sources:  Les nombres affichés entre parenthèse (*) font référence aux sources énumérées dans la Bibliographie.