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“Am I something to be sold?” Child voices at heart of Indian conference on child marriage

20 years see a decline in child marriage among the young in South Asia but older girls still at risk

“School comes first, marriage comes later” declares girls’ rights defender in Chad

  • Adam Kakaye Abakar

World Health Assembly recognises we must address early marriage. It’s now time for WHO action

US Senate passes legislation calling for action on child marriage. Why does it matter?

  • Girls Not Brides

United States Senate Passes Legislation to Prevent Child Marriage

Wait for the matoke to ripen: Encouraging communities to delay early marriage in Uganda

  • Moses Ntenga

Girls Not Brides to meet Afghan and Pakistan women parliamentarians during UK visit

  • Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK

Equality Now issues urgent alert: Stop the lowering of the minimum age of marriage for girls in Egypt

Is there ever a good reason for child marriage?

  • Rema Nanda, Venkat Reddy, Ann Warner

"There is a sense that the girl child is inferior." Mary Robinson on why The Elders chose to address child marriage

Egypt: New child marriage laws are a step backwards, says Plan International

  • Plan International

A poignant reminder

  • Jeffrey Edmeades

G8 Foreign Ministers address child marriage: An important discussion, but action now needed

Bikers against child marriage

  • Venkat Reddy

Children are the angels of the earth. We must do more to protect them

  • Muhammad Aslam

A moral leader: India’s chance to spearhead efforts to end child marriage worldwide

  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Girls Not Brides members in Tanzania form national alliance to end child marriage

  • Sylivester Domasa

Tackling child marriage in Indonesia

  • Plan International

BRAC focuses on early marriage in its International Women’s Day 2012 celebration

  • BRAC

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