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Signs of Hope in Fight Against Child Marriage

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A demonstrator wearing a bridal gown takes part in a protest urging legislators to end Massachusetts child marriage at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on March 27, 2019.  © 2019 David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Last week, a breakthrough in the global fight to end child marriage came when the United Kingdom government pledged to raise the minimum age of marriage in England and Wales to 18, without exception. Just days before, Rhode Island became the fifth US state to ban child marriage. These are important steps, but more work lies ahead. The…


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