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New Pledges to End Child Marriage in Francophone Africa

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A girl holds the hand of a boy in Agadez, Niger on October 9, 2018. © 2018 Scott Peterson/Getty Images Earlier in July, governments, philanthropies, and the private sector pledged almost $40 billion at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris to fight gender inequality over the next five years. The aim is to accelerate progress on women’s and girls’ rights, tackling issues such as gender-based violence, economic inequality, and access to education. Child marriage is one example of a deeply harmful, prevalent practice that needs to be addressed more urgently – rates…

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