News on Child marriage

14 February 2018
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Girls in the Raparinga Biz meet in a safe space, where they can freely discuss issues including gender equality, violence and their own struggles. © UNFPA Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique – “We are equal to boys and can also contribute to society,” said 17-year-old Lidia Suale Saide. Lidia knows what it means to stand up for these beliefs. One year ago, she refused her mother’s attempt... Read more
8 February 2018
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Merhawit Mezgebe says members of her girls' club are helping to stamp out child marriage. © UNFPA Ethiopia/Abraham Gelaw
KOLLA TEMBEIN, Ethiopia – Not long ago, the sight of a 10-year-old bride was a common occurrence in Ethiopia’s Kolla Tembein District, said Daniel Hagos, the district’s chief administrator.  But the community’s women... Read more
6 February 2018
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Latty, 14, was inspired by her mother to call for the elimination of FGM. Luca Zordan for UNFPA
UNITED NATIONS, New York/Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO – Fourteen-year-old Latifatou Compaoré learned the spirit of resistance from her mother. Her mother was subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child in... Read more
15 January 2018
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Kiena Odette,Musito and other girls take part in educational and recreational activities at the UNFPA-supported women-friendly space. © UNFPA/Tiril Skarstein
LOVUA, Angola – In a simple white tent in the Lóvua refugee settlement in Angola, women and girls who fled the brutal conflict in Kasai, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, can find safe haven and support. The tent... Read more
25 January 2018
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Thiri became pregnant at age 15. A marriage was hastily arranged for her, and she dropped out of school. © UNFPA Myanmar/Yenny Gamming
YANGON, Myanmar – Every year, almost 50,000 teenage girls in Myanmar give birth, according to data from the 2014 census. Thiri* was one of them. She became pregnant when she was only 15 years old. “My boyfriend and I... Read more
1 February 2018
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Au Malawi, Fanny a été mariée à 17 ans. « Mes parents étaient accablés par la pauvreté, mais je n’étais pas prête », a-t-elle dit. © UNFPA Malawi
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Pour les couples du monde entier la Saint-Valentin est l’occasion de célébrer l’amour et le romantisme. Et pourtant, des millions d’enfants sont unis avant même d’être prêts et souvent contre... Read more
13 December 2017
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Des jeunes filles dans un centre d’éducation pour femmes au Bihar en Inde. Le mariage d’enfants est un problème prégnant dans cet état. © UNICEF
DARBHANGA, Inde – Lorsque dans le village isolé de Darbhanga, dans l’état indien du Bihar, une jeune fille de 13 ans a surpris ses parents en train de planifier son mariage avec un garçon de 15 ans pour le lendemain,... Read more
27 November 2017
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Noviazgo sin Violencia, or Dating without Violence, addresses the fact that intimate partner violence often begins early. © UNFPA Paraguay/Mario Achucarro
ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – At only 16 years old, Laura* has already experienced intimate partner violence. “For two years, I put up with verbal and even physical abuse,” she said, referring to an ex-boyfriend. “It’s one of... Read more
22 November 2017
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La famille de Tatiana en Ukraine a été déchirée par les abus de son mari. Il est parti maintenant, mais elle et ses six enfants essaient encore de se reconstruire dans cette petite maison. "Les enfants - je vis pour eux", a déclaré Tatiana. © UNFPA Ukraine / Maks Levin
UNITED NATIONS, New York – « Voici ce qui reste de mes dents après avoir été battue par mon mari », a témoigné Ameera* depuis un refuge pour femmes dans le nord-ouest du Yémen. Ameera nous a montré trois éclats de dents... Read more
16 November 2017
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Women and girls are waiting for a fistula repair at Maiduguri’s State Specialist Hospital © Anne Wittenberg/UNFPA
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – “One week after I delivered my second child, I realized that there was an issue,” Aisha told UNFPA from her hospital bed in Maiduguri, in north-east Nigeria. She had developed an obstetric fistula,... Read more

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