Girls not brides: A unique global partnership to get rid of son or daughter marriage announced at 2011 Clinton Global Initiative meeting that is annual

Girls not brides: A unique global partnership to get rid of son or daughter marriage announced at 2011 Clinton Global Initiative meeting that is annual

NY, 20 September 2011 — a new effort that is global end kid wedding had been established today during the 2011 Clinton worldwide Initiative Annual Meeting, switching the worldwide limelight on a harmful conventional practice that impacts the life of 10 million girls in lots of nations throughout the world each year.

Girls Not Brides: The worldwide Partnership to End Child wedding had been established at CGI by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson regarding the Elders; Ford Foundation President Luis Ubiсas; and Jennifer Buffett, NoVo Foundation co-chair and president.

Archbishop Tutu described marriage that is child “a practice that robs an incredible number of girls of the childhood, their liberties and their dignity. We believe it is astounding that this problem will not receive much larger attention. Together, we and our partners invest in working together to get rid of it.”

Son or daughter wedding impacts an incredible number of young ones, predominantly girls, each year. Into the developing world, 1-in-3 girls is hitched ahead of the chronilogical age of 18, 1-in-7 before 15.

“This harmful training contributes considerably to core development challenges—poverty, training, maternal and son or daughter wellness, HIV and gender equality,” stated Mary Robinson. ”Yet, disturbingly, this has remained regarding the sidelines of main-stream development debate. That can’t be permitted to carry on, because, beyond the figures, this will be concerning the individual liberties and of millions of girls as well as the females they become.”

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