20 January 2016 - The Constitutional Court on Wednesday 20 January 2016 struck down the uncivilized practice of child marriages in a ground-breaking decision which outlaws and puts finality to the nagging problem of child marriages.

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12 January 2016 - During the United Nations General Assembly’s 70th session in September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were signed and the global development agenda was set for the next fifteen years. Members of the Coalition for Adolescent Girls (CAG) worked to ensure that the SDGs adequately address adolescent girls’ needs and the challenges they face in contributing to sustainable development.

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Girls: Silent majority for how much longer?

3 January 2016 - Opinion by Gordon Brown: The rights of the world's most vulnerable and the most desolate girls must be championed and made real.

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23 December 2015 - As the year comes to an end, we take time to reflect on the achievements made by the movement to end child marriage in 2015 – and what is left to do.

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15 December 2015 - 125 million African women alive today were married as children and the figures could worsen, according to a new report by UNICEF about progress made on child marriage in Africa.

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12 December 2015 - The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) estimates that without progress to prevent child marriages, the number of married girls in Africa will rise from 125 million to 310 million by 2050.

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MAPUTO, 8 December 2015 - Mozambique has one of the highest child marriage prevalence rates worldwide (48%), with nearly 1 in 2 girls in Mozambique getting married before her 18th birthday.

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4 December 2015 - Hope was 14 when she decided to get married. All her friends were doing it, and she reasoned she should do the same.   Her parents, however, did not agree and told her not to do it.

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4 December 2015 - African leaders and others meeting at the First African Girls’ Summit on Ending Child Marriage in Africa have agreed on an action plan to end child marriage by 2030.

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3 December 2015 - “We are not just talking about change, we are stopping children from marrying.”

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