3 May 2013 - Child marriage has been missing from international development agendas. The time is ripe for that to change.

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Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:46

KENYA: The Issue of Child Marriages

 

24 October 2012 - I was watching a documentary on television the other day, whose focus was on a tribe in India which engages in the practice of child marriage.

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12 October 2012 - The United Nations has urged Nigerian government to protect the girl child from early marriage and abuse by enrolling girls in schools to enable them "build a foundation for a better life for themselves and their families."

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11 October 2012 – On the first International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF and partners are highlighting joint efforts to end child marriage – a fundamental human rights violation that impacts all aspects of a girl’s life.

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10 October 2012 - PRESS RELEASE. As the world celebrates the first International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, 2012, eliminating child marriages should be a key political priority for governments to protect the rights of girls and women.

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Thursday, 20 September 2012 12:43

SWAZILAND: Child marriages banned

 

20 September 2012 - The practice of men marrying underage girls - which has been an accepted social norm for centuries but has been linked in recent years to the spread of HIV - was recently declared illegal in Swaziland.

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Child rights organisation Plan International has expressed deep concern at new marriage laws proposed by the Egyptian parliament.

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