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Wednesday, 11 May 2016 10:29

Strategies to end child marriage

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rescue us150Girls not Brides is a civil society partnership of more than 550 member organisations that are based in over 70 countries. Their aim is to give the issue of child marriage worldwide attention so that strategies can be put in place to end it. In February 2016 they issued "A Checklist for National Strategies to End Child Marriage". In the introduction to the document they state: “Every year 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. There is unprecedented recognition that child marriage infringes their rights and is a major setback to development.”

The checklist is a tool that can be used for developing national strategies to prevent this violations of human rights.

Download a copy of A Checklist for National Strategies to End Child Marriage here.

This article was first published on 28 April 2016 in the website of ACRATH or Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans.