Child Marriage Sets Girls Up for a Lifetime of Abuse (HuffPost UK)

January 23, 2014 - 11:15

1/23/2014--Huffington Post UK -- "Child Marriage Sets Girls Up for a Lifetime of Abuse" London Office Director Jacqui Hunt on the release of Equality Now’s global child marriage report, Protecting the Girl Child: Using the Law to End Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Related Human Rights Violations

Child marriage directly affects approximately 14 million girls a year. It legitimises human rights violations and the abuse of girls under the guise of culture, honour, tradition, and religion. It is part of a sequence of discrimination that begins at a girl's birth and continues throughout her entire life. [read more...]