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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.

Meet Gladys Arthur

Dec 11, 2019

During the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based  Violence, the Nobel Women’s Initiative is highlighting the lives of courageous human rights defenders.  Click here to meet Gladys Arthur... Read more