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Child marriage in South Asia: International and constitutional legal standards and jurisprudence for promoting accountability and change

Organisation: Center for Reproductive Rights Year: 2013

This report focuses on violations of women’s and girls’ reproductive rights and right to be free from sexual violence arising from child marriage in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

It is intended to serve as a resource for those interested in establishing government accountability for child marriage through human rights advocacy and litigation, and government officials, to strengthen their role in enforcing existing laws and policies and bringing about necessary legal reform.

TAGS: Fact sheet and brief India Pakistan Nepal Bangladesh Sri Lanka Afghanistan South Asia Human rights and justice