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Child, Early and Forced Marriage

GRAN'S POSITION ON Child, Early and Forced Marriage

Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) is a human rights violation which has devastating consequences for women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa and around the world.  It perpetuates the gender inequality that grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere experience throughout their lives.  It increases the spread of HIV/AIDS and creates barriers to education, economic security, healthcare and safety – challenges identified by African grandmothers for themselves and their grandchildren.

GRAN raises awareness of the prevalence of CEFM in sub-Saharan Africa and promotes a comprehensive approach to ending CEFM that links human rights with national and international laws and the global campaign to end CEFM.