Written by Lena Minchew (IWHC), Lyric Thompson (ICRW) and Erin Kennedy (CARE USA), co-chairs of Girls Not Brides USA, the US partnership to end child marriage on Girls Not Brides blog
“2014 may just prove to be the year that changed the course for child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). So far this year we’ve seen significant statements, commitments and dollars put forward on the global stage.
In just the last four months, the African Union launched its Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa and the Girl Summit, a day dedicated to ending CEFM and female genital mutilation, in July prompted an unprecedented number of financial and programmatic commitments from an unprecedented number of countries – both donor countries and countries facing a high-prevalence of child marriage.”
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