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European Parliament Committee Urges End to Child Marriage

What does child marriage mean for girls’ lives? And why does child marriage persist? The European Union could do more to help end child marriage, and members of the European Parliament are working for it to do just that. On Thursday, the parliament’s Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee adopted an opinion calling for the EU’s diplomatic arm to develop a clear strategy and dedicate funds to eradicating child and forced marriage by 2030. This could not be more timely. Under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, countries around the world pledged to end child marriage – any marriage…

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