Each year, 4.1 million girls are subjected to FGM/C and 12 million girls are married before the age of 18.
Both of these harmful practices violate girls’ and women’s rights, denying them the capacity to realise the full range of their entitlements and aspirations.
Current rates of progress to end child marriage by 2030 must be 12 times faster than current efforts, and 13 times faster to end FGM/C by 2030 – and this is why we need to encourage leaders around the world to act now!
Right now, leaders from governments, the United Nations, business and civil society are joining together under the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Gender-Based Violence to design a five-year action plan for addressing some of the biggest challenges to gender equality and freedom from gender-based violence around the world.
Girls Not Brides is joining forces with the Global Platform for Action to End FGM/C to call on leaders of the Generation Equality process to act now to end child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).
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Beijing+25 overview guide for Girls Not Brides member organisations
Check out our guide on what Beijing+25 involves and how your organisation can get involved.
Girls Not Brides Beijing+25 Advocacy Brief
Beijing+25 offers important opportunities to engage the global community on the issue of child marriage.