Action to end child marriage at the 53rd session of the Human Rights Council

At its 53rd session (19 June – 14 July), the Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted its sixth resolution on child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). This year’s CEFM resolution focuses specifically on forced marriage.

In the time it has taken to read this article 80 girls under the age of 18 have been married

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 2 seconds

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At Girls Not Brides we want to see local and national governments, regional bodies, and global institutions direct money and resources towards ending child marriage. We advocate for child marriage laws, policies and programmes that empower girls and their communities. We want them to be well-financed, comprehensive, and multi-sectoral.

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All governments have committed to end child, early and forced marriage by 2030 under the SDGs. However, with 17 different goals and numerous targets to achieve, most governments will only…

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