The Cost of Child Marriage

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:46 am

Development experts have always measured the human costs of early marriage, but new data are shedding light on the practice’s economic impact. As countries work to ban child marriage, advanced economies – led by the G7 – can help by ...

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Thousands enslaved in forced marriages across UK, investigation finds

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:05 am

More than 3,500 reports of forced marriage were made to police over a three-year period, a Guardian investigation has found, as charities warned that there were thousands more victims living in conditions of modern slavery in homes across the UK. ...

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Mothers too young: Understanding the patterns of child marriage, early union and teen pregnancy in Southeast Asia

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 2:05 pm

As rain patters away on a flimsy tin roof in Alieu, in the rocky highlands of Timor-Leste, baby Afeena lies sleeping. On the shanty walls, pieces of cardboard are tacked up to give warmth, while across a window a piece ...

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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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