Dalam RUU Pornografi yang diusung para pendukung Syariah Islam, juga 
disebutkan soal batasan usia 12 tahun bagi kaum perempuan. Normalnya, di 
negeri-negeri pengusung HAM, berpatokan pada usia 17 atau 21 tahun.

Kenapa 12 tahun? Itulah usia dimana Aisyah dinikahi Nabi.

salam,

rd





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> http://www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=113440&d=27&m=8&y=2008&pix=opinion.jpg&category=Opinion
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>            Wednesday 27 August 2008 (26 Sha`ban 1429)
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> Editorial: Young girls as commodities
> 27 August 2008
> THERE have been several cases reported recently of young girls, some as 
> young as seven or eight, being married off by their parents to men in 
> their 50s, 60s or even older. In some instances, parents are literally 
> selling their daughters to older men purely for financial reasons -- to 
> settle debts or to gain a substantial dowry for their own use.
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> The practice is repugnant. Young girls are being treated as potential sex 
> slaves, commodities to be bought and sold at whim to satisfy the lusts of 
> old men. It has to be stopped. The Grand Mufti has spoken against it and 
> so too has the Saudi Human Rights Commission (HRC). Only this week, the 
> head of the commission, Turki Al-Sudairi, called on the Saudi authorities 
> to put an end to these marriages.
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> There are several issues at stake in what is incontestably a human rights 
> violation. The first is the issue of consent. We are not talking about 
> girls old enough to make a decision for themselves. We are taking about 
> eight-, nine- and 10-year olds and girls even younger. The fact that most 
> marriages here -- and in so many countries -- are arranged by parents is 
> irrelevant; the bride still has to give her consent, a pivotal element for 
> a valid Islamic marriage. Even at 18 and older, she invariably does give 
> her consent, believing her parents have made the right choice for her. But 
> that is the point: Girls in their late teens are fully aware of what they 
> are doing. There is no way, however, that an eight-year-old girl can 
> possibly understand what is happening. These are not arranged marriages; 
> they are forced marriages -- contrary to Islam as well as to any sense of 
> natural justice.
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> The second issue is money. It is quite clear that in many of these 
> marriages, girls are being treated as objects, something to be bought and 
> sold. As for parents keeping and using the dowry for themselves, this 
> again raises the issue of consent. In Islam, the dowry must be given to 
> the bride. It is illegal in Islam to take someone else's property without 
> their consent, be he or she a stranger or a son or daughter.
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> Lastly, there is also the matter of the girl's needs. At eight or 12, she 
> is still a child, far too young and immature to take on the role of wife, 
> sexual partner and mother. Children need their childhood if they are to 
> grow up into balanced human beings. Marrying such young girls to older 
> men, especially men over 50, exposes them to both psychological and 
> physical risk. It may well damage them, again both psychologically and 
> physically, for the rest of their lives.
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> The HRC has already managed to prevent one wedding between a 10-year-old 
> girl and a 70-year-old man. Clearly it will act in a similar way if it 
> learns of other such planned unions. But that is not an acceptable state 
> of affairs. Many others will happen - simply because the commission will 
> not hear about them. They have to be made illegal, with penalties for the 
> parents and the would-be husbands. In other parts of the world, men who 
> marry prepubescent girls and parents who allow their young daughters to 
> marry older men can end up in jail. The authorities here in the Kingdom 
> need to act at once in order to protect young girls
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