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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.

World AIDS Day 2021

Nov 30, 2021

This World AIDS Day, UNAIDS is highlighting the need to end the inequalities that drive AIDS and other pandemics around the world.  Economic, social, cultural and legal inequalities must be... Read more