Law and civil society Action


  
Abstract

Child marriage is outlawed in many developing countries and a series of international agreements and conventions also forbid the practice. Despite nearly universal consensus that child mar­riage is harmful, the practice continues because of insufficient resources, lax enforcement or ingrained cultural traditions. However, communities are mobilizing to take a more active role in working with families to end child marriage (Extract).

Source
http://www.icrw.org/publications/child-marriage-factsheets
Author

International Center for Research on Women

Country

GLOBAL

Contact Details

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Year Of Publication

2006