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Child rights activists to urge UK parliamentarians to end child marriage

Child rights activists to urge UK parliamentarians to end child marriage

International, Politics
Girls Not Brides, a coalition of more than 400+ civil society organisations, will launch a new publication and resource pack on Child Marriage on Wednesday at the Houses of Parliament (16 December). The Parliamentary launch "The Role of Parliamentarians in Ending Child Marriage"  is being co-hosted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Girls Not Brides (GNB) in attendance by women parliamentarians from the Middle East and South East Asia. The GNB's publication is designed to be used as a "Parliamentary Toolkit", to encourage parliamentarians to use their political will and intensify efforts for the campaign #endchildmarriage. The need for greater action is highlighted by the facts: that every year some 15 million girls around the world are marri