Untying the knot: Exploring early marriage in fragile states


  
Abstract

  Early marriage is a brutal curtailment of childhood and a violation of children’s rights. Every year, 13.5 million girls around the world marry before their eighteenth birthday. Based on current trends, 142 million girls will be married in the decade to 2020. That’s an average of 14.2 million girls every year. This report considers the ways in which current interventions by governments and the international community, including the UK, could be strengthened to ensure that the cycle of poverty and inequality created by early marriage is broken for future generations of girls.

Source
http://www.worldvision.ca/About-Us/News-Centre/Documents/Report-UntyingTheKnot.pdf
Author

World Vision UK

Country

GLOBAL

Contact Details

World Vision House, Opal Drive, Fox Milne, Milton Keynes, MK15 0ZR www.worldvision.org.uk

Year Of Publication

2013