News on Child marriage

16 July 2012
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ADDIS ABABA -- UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin today called on African First Ladies to use their positions and voices to stop early child marriage and teenage pregnancy. In a speech read on his behalf... Read more
6 January 2010
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KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Years of conflict and instability mean the Democratic Republic of Congo is still among the worst countries in the world to be pregnant, despite a nationwide push to improve... Read more
10 May 2002
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UNITED NATIONS, New York - An expert panel warned today that early marriage truncates many life opportunities for girls, violating their human rights and often negatively impacting their health. The experts, gathered to... Read more
11 July 2003
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KABUL—“If my parents tried to force me to marry, I would refuse,” declared Zohal, 16, as her fellow students nodded in agreement. The Afghan teenagers had just heard government leaders say that early marriage closes... Read more
9 September 2005
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NAROK, Kenya—Silvia Selula looks dazed and lost. A faint wrinkle creases her otherwise cherubic face. Occasionally a furtive smile appears at the corner of her mouth. Her face says a lot about what she has endured,... Read more
21 February 2005
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KANO, Nigeria— Fatima was 14-years-old when she married. Soon after, she fell pregnant. “I was in labour for six days,” said Fatima, who eventually gave birth to a stillborn baby. “For six days I did not pass stool or... Read more
6 April 2006
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BANGLADESH — Grinning with nervousness and excitement, a group of teenagers stands up and asks rapid-fire questions: What’s your name? How old are you? Are you married? How old were you when you were married? How and... Read more
25 June 2007
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — Two award-winning films produced with the support of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, underscore the challenges faced by girls growing up in two different parts of rural Africa. They... Read more
9 June 2010
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — “When I was nine years old I dreamed of becoming a lawyer,” Viviana Palacios, 23, from Colombia told a packed auditorium on the second day of the Women Deliver conference. It was an ambitious dream... Read more

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