The Child Marriage Restraint Act has been toothless for decades.
The laws applicable to the rights of religious minorities have shifted from being neutral to blatantly discriminatory.
Several Muslim countries are recognising women’s non-financial contributions to a marriage.
The lack of priority accorded to children makes it easier to resort to rhetoric than actual work.
In most countries, policies to empower ethnic minority women are the last on the agenda.
Over time, new opportunities have arisen for paedophiles, rapists and criminals.