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Preventing child marriage in the Commonwealth: the role of education

Organisation: Plan International, The Royal Commonwealth Society Year: 2015

Approximately 375 million women alive today in the Commonwealth were married or entered into union before the age of 18.

This report is the latest in a series written by the Royal Commonwealth Society and Plan UK on the issue of child marriage and looks specifically at the role of education in ending this harmful practice.

It shares best practice from governments and civil society in keeping girls in school and provides recommendations for governments, Ministries of Education and the Commonwealth secretariat.


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