The Senate voted 96-2 last week to pass the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCDBG), a federal grant program that provides child care assistance to families and funding for child care initiatives.
According to a 2010 report by the Social Affairs Ministry, more than one-quarter of Yemen females marry before the age of 15.
There has been outrage since the Nigerian Senate votedon July 16th to allow girls to marry without age restrictions.
At least 22 students in Bihar, one of the poorest and most populous states in India, have died after eating a free school meal. The children, between the ages of 4 and 12 had eaten a lunch prepared by the school as a part of the Mid-Day Meal Scheme.