News on Child marriage

9 June 2010
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — « Lorsque j’avais neuf ans, je rêvais de devenir avocate », déclare Viviana Palacios, une jeune Colombienne de 23 ans, devant une salle comble lors de la deuxième journée de la conférence de l’... Read more
9 October 2012
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KAPILVASTU, Népal — Bijay Laxmi, 15 ans, est mariée depuis l’âge de 11 ans. Dans quelques mois, elle ira vivre au sein de la famille de son mari, qu’elle ne connaît pas. Sa vie consistera à cuisiner, s’occuper du bétail... Read more
10 October 2012
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TULÉAR, Madagascar – Madagascar possède l’un des taux les plus élevés de mariage d’enfants dans le monde, une pratique entraînant des effets dévastateurs sur la vie des jeunes filles concernées. C’est le cas d’... Read more
1 February 2013
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Selon quatre rapports de « bonnes pratiques » élaborés à la demande de l’UNFPA, l’adoption d’une stratégie globale visant à faire évoluer les normes sociales à l’aide d’un dialogue entre tous les membres de la... Read more
15 October 2014
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DAMASCUS, Syria – “No girls want this life,” said Nour,* a 12-year-old girl from Aleppo, Syria, who was married to a 30-year-old man earlier this year. “Teenage Syrian girls are being forced into early marriages to... Read more
29 September 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “After I turned 16, my father wanted me to marry a 25-year-old man named Alhamza,” Nana, who is still 16 years old, told a room full of dignitaries and leaders at a high-level panel... Read more
9 October 2014
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HARARE, Zimbabwe – Fourteen-year-old Shamiso Nyamutamba has endured more than her share of tragedy. When she was three, her mother died. Two years later, her father also passed away. She went to live with an abusive... Read more
21 July 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – When Zeinabou, from in the Zinder Region of Niger, was 15, her parents forced her to drop out of school and marry an older man. The brief marriage would be marked by repeated and escalating... Read more
22 July 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Despite the advances made in promoting human rights, girls remain among the most vulnerable people in the world. In developing countries, one in three girls are married before reaching age 18... Read more
5 June 2014
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AFAMBO, Ethiopia – From birth, Kadiga Mohammed was set to marry her first and eldest cousin, a traditional practice known as ‘absuma’ in her community in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. When she turned 16, her parents... Read more

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