Girls Not Brides welcomes historic drop in global number of child marriages but warns complacency is not an option

Posted on March 7, 2018 at 3:21 pm

LONDON 6 March 2018 – Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage welcomes new data published by UNICEF today showing a significant drop in the global number of child marriages. However, the organisation cautioned that there is ...

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Ending Child Marriage: Child Marriage Laws and their limitations

Posted on February 27, 2018 at 12:39 pm

Child marriage is defined as a formal or informal union before the age of 18. The practice affects mostly girls. While child marriage is especially prevalent in low and lower-middle income countries, it is also observed in other countries. It ...

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Infographic: Putting a Price Tag on Child Marriage

Posted on January 11, 2018 at 3:34 pm

According to the Economic Impacts of Child Marriage report published by the World Bank and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), child marriage will cost developing countries trillions of dollars by 2030. In contrast, ending child marriage would ...

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Mero Jivan Mero Rojai

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 2:18 pm

In April 2017, production on a video about child marriage began in the Terai region of Nepal. The purpose behind the film was to provide a video resource as part of a toolkit for organisations and change makers working with ...

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Child Marriage—and Divorce—in Zaatari

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 12:36 pm

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan—Child marriage among Syrian girls in the Zaatari refugee camp is on the rise. The practice of child marriage is not new among Syrians refugees in Jordan; in fact, it has received extensive attention since the war ...

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Worlds Apart: Reproductive health and rights in an age of inequality

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 10:43 am

In today’s world, gaps in wealth have grown shockingly wide. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges accrue at explosive rates, pushing the world ...

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Exploring Child Marriage Around the World

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 11:41 am

The age at which people first marry can have long-lasting implications for their physical, economic and social well-being — particularly when marriage first happens at a young age. As part of our forthcoming global research on child marriage, we used ...

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RMC is not a Luxury: The Case for Respectful Maternity Care in Humanitarian Settings

Posted on August 30, 2017 at 12:28 pm

“Their words kill more than bullets,” said Amal, a 17-year- old girl from Yemen, about why she did not want to deliver her baby at the nearest health facility. When she delivered her last child, the health providers told her ...

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Side-by-Side Comparison of the Global Gag Rule Memoranda under different US Government Administrations

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 3:39 pm

PAI has put together a chart to visualize our analysis of the potential implications of the January 23, 2017 presidential memorandum expanding the Global Gag Rule to all “global health assistance furnished by all departments and agencies” of the U.S. ...

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Share-Net Report Key Takeaways: ANSER Conference

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 8:52 pm

Latest global research findings on SRHR presented and discussed at first ANSER Conference  On 1 and 2 December  2016, the Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy organised its first international conference in Gent. The ANSER conference ...

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