HRWF (25.10.2017) – Child, early, and forced marriage are forms of gender-based violence that pose serious threats to the rights of girls and women. People often think of child marriage as occurring only in developing or Muslim-majority countries, but it is also found in North America and Europe. As BBC reports, child marriage is a problem in the United States, where Girls Not Brides reports that between 2000-2010, 248,000 girls were married to adult men.

Also see HRWF’s recent report on Child Marriage and Religion


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