CHILD MARRIAGE – Historic drop in numbers of child marriages globally

Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 900 civil society organisations from over 95 countries. This month, they called attention to new data published by UNICEF showing a significant drop in the global number of child marriages. UNICEF estimates that globally 12 million girls marry each year before they turn 18; this is a drop from their previous estimate of 15 million per year. The number of women alive today who were … Continued

Resolutions on elimination of discrimination and violence against women and others all pass

  The resolutions on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Elimination of Violence against Women were adopted on by consensus at the Human Rights Council. on 22 June. All hostile amendments were defeated, including those to delete references to comprehensive sexuality education and women human rights defenders, as well as a last minute oral amendment put forward by Egypt in the resolution on discrimination against women – to replace the word “gender” with “sex” … Continued

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