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The devastating impact of child marriage Health: Five times more likely to die in childbirth Education: Schooling often ends with marriage Human rights.

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2 The devastating impact of child marriage Health: Five times more likely to die in childbirth Education: Schooling often ends with marriage Human rights violation

3 Why does child marriage happen? Tradition Gender roles Poverty Security

4 Why act to end child marriage now? Large scale; little action 25,000 girls every day 10 million girls/year Direct impact on development goals Lost potential of millions of girls

5 What are the solutions?

6 Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage Our members are working in partnership to: – Raise awareness about the impact and solutions – Empower those seeking to end child marriage – Call for global action – Give girls a voice

7 What action can be taken by the UN human rights machinery? Recognise child marriage as a cross-cutting human rights issue Implement the recommendations of treaty monitoring bodies Encourage UN special rapporteurs to report on child marriage Highlight child marriage in the Universal Periodic Review

8 ‘Let girls be girls, not brides’


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