World must make ending child marriage a priority – report (Thomson Reuters)

January 18, 2014 - 11:00

1/18/2014 -- Thomson Reuters -- "World must make ending child marriage a priority – report"; 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 legitimises human rights violations and abuses of girls under the guise of culture, honour, tradition and religion,” said the report’s editor, Equality Now’s London director, Jacqui Hunt.

“Its far reaching effects go beyond the individual, affecting the entire community, and even national and global development. Ending child marriage must be a global priority.” [read more...]