But in pursuit of love, oppressed Saudis -- especially men -- are desperately using mobile apps to try to find a date (or spouse? One such app is Caller Smart, an i Phone service providing caller I. It was the the user comments that caught Arabic speakers using the app romantically. We ran those comments through Google Translate and they seemed to be harmless flirting. You are pretty,' type of stuff." Caller Smart's founder Brian Crane told me in an email.
"We were getting seemingly random comments in Arabic on U. Eventually, they banned all non-Latin characters to prevent the advances.
"While it's sad that these folks are posting such comments, we had to stop them from doing so because they were messing up the user experience for our other users (whom the app was actually built for)," Crane explained.
Furthermore, of the 140 million girls who will marry before the age of 18, 50 million will be under the age of 15.
Despite the physical damage and the persistent discrimination to young girls, little progress has been made toward ending the practice of child marriage.
In fact, the problem threatens to increase with the expanding youth population in the developing world.
“Child marriage is an appalling violation of human rights and robs girls of their education, health and long-term prospects,” says Babatunde Osotimehin, M. “A girl who is married as a child is one whose potential will not be fulfilled.
By FRANK KANEJaan Albrecht chose the occasion of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) for his first public outing as chief executive of Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), and even in an arena where aviation news comes thicker and faster than the jets landing at Dubai International Airport — he left his audience with much to ponder.
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According to Caller Smart's Facebook data: 22% of all downloads are from the Middle East, and Saudi Arabia tops the list at 11%.
Trailing behind are Iraq (3%), Kuwait (3%), Qatar (2%), Egypt (1%), Lebanon (1%), and United Arab Emirates (1%).
Since many parents and communities also want the very best for their daughters, we must work together and end child marriage.” Girls married young are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence and sexual abuse than those who marry later.