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Can we end child marriage once and for all?

Can we end child marriage once and for all?

At the end of this month, government leaders from around the world will gather in New York to adopt the  — the most comprehensive framework for global sustainable development ever designed. The agenda includes a set of 17 goals and 169 targets — the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — that all countries will commit to working toward.  Under Goal 5, ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,’ is Target 5.3, ‘Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilations.’  

Now that we have an ambitious global development agenda, what do we have to do in the next 15 years to make meaningful and positive change in the lives girls?

Read more by Helena Minchew of International Women’s Health Coalition.  

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