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The Dakar Call to Action

Author: Girls Not Brides, Plan International, Save the Children, UNFPA, UN Women, World Vision, UNICEF, Women in Law & Development in Africa, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Organisation: Plan International, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Save the Children Year: 2017

The Dakar Call to Action was adopted at the West and Central Africa High-Level Meeting which was held in Dakar, Senegal, from 23-25 October 2017.

It calls on governments to develop and strengthen responses to child marriage, including through national strategies and costed action plans, to implement legal reform, allocate resources, collect and manage data, and work with young people, religious leaders, civil society and other actors.

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