29 May 2014 - Historic Africa-wide Campaign to end child marriage in Africa launched Child marriage cannot be left unaddressed; we cannot let it go unchallenged.

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NIGER: Big money for child brides

29 May 2014 - Niger has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, and is struggling to stop the practice, writes the BBC's Fergal Keane.

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28 May 2014 - This is a story of tremendous courage shown by a teenager in Ethiopia, a girl who has become a source of inspiration in her region and is leading the way for others to buck harmful traditions. Kadiga Mohammed was promised in marriage to her first and eldest cousin, an age-old practice for Afar girls known as the Absuma tradition. But she was in love with someone else.

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15 April 2014 - The launch of the Emergency Coalition for Global Education Action comes in response to the news that the international community could fall short on the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to get all children into education by 2015.

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27 September 2013 -

  • First-ever resolution on child, early and forced marriage adopted at the Human Rights Council
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22 July 2013 - Human rights activist and President of Campaign for Democracy (CD), Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, on Monday said that the  Senate’s recent resolution on child marriage violated decency.

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23 July 2013 - BLOG. By Kavinya Makau. Kavinya Makau is Programme Officer at Equality Now’s Nairobi Office and Coordinator of the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Campaign. To mark the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Maputo Protocol, Kavinya spoke to Girls Not Brides about how African civil society can make the most out of this ground-breaking Protocol and its implications for efforts to address child marriage.

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16 June 2013 - Blog. I believe in an Africa that is fit for women and girls; that protects their well-being and creates a supportive environment for them to realise their aspirations.

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7 June 2013 - Mwanaharusi Mrisho was stunned when her father abruptly removed her from school at the age of 15 and married her off to a much older man because the bride price he received would ease his financial problems.

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31 May 2013 - PRESS RELEASE. Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage welcomes the report by the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda to the United Nations Secretary-General. The Panel’s recommendation that the post-2015 development agenda include a goal to “Empower Girls and Women and Achieve Gender Equality”

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