JOHANNESBURG, 4 February 2015 - The Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) and AWEPA (Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa) co-hosted a Regional Parliamentary Dialogue on Child Marriage Laws, in cooperation with Plan and supported from the Dutch government, from 3 to 4 February 2015.

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ADDIS ABABA, 30 January 2015 - African Union Heads of State and Government and African First Ladies on the ‘AU Campaign to end child marriage in Africa’ gathered this morning Friday 30 January 2015 at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a breakfast meeting on accelerating efforts to end child marriage.

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21 July 2014 - On eve of Girl Summit, ODI reveals trend of girls entering early marriages followed by swift divorces to migrate for family's sake.

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18 July 2014 - International Girl Summit kicks off in London next week with ambitious aim of ending child marriage within a generation.

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16 June 2014 - On Monday 16th June, 2014, Girls Not Brides and members join the African Union and its member states in marking the Day of the African Child under the theme “A child friendly, quality, free and compulsory education for all children in Africa.”

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17 June 2014 - I grew up in a typical rural African family, with uncles, aunts, cousins all living together. Occasionally a neighbour’s child, let’s call her Kariithi, lived with us as part of this extended family. She was an intelligent girl who dreamed of going to university like me. One day, though, I came home from the university to find her gone.

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16 June 2014 - Millions of girls are at risk of becoming child brides every year. In fact, every year 14 million girls around the world are married as children, equivalent to the entire population of Malawi. As we celebrate Day of the African Child on 16 June, statistics like that should bolt us into action.

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16 June 2014 - Child marriage can't be ended overnight. With political will, however, it can be ended in a generation.

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5 June 2014 - Nell Williams of World Vision UK travelled to Ethiopia to meet girls at risk of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and their families. In this blog, Nell shares some of their voices and explores the links between FGM/C and early marriage.  

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