Empowering Girls: what the Commonwealth can do to end early and forced marriage

One month out from CHOGM, global child rights agency Plan International and the Royal Commonwealth Society have released the briefing paper Empowering Girls: what the Commonwealth can do to end early and forced marriage.

Millions of girls throughout the Commonwealth are subjected to early and forced marriage. The paper highlights that early and forced marriage is one of the greatest ongoing barriers to girls’ ‟education, maternal health and economic empowerment”, and calls for the Commonwealth to do more to prevent young girls being forced to marry against their will and before they are ready.

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