Strengthening Efforts to Prevent and Eliminate Child, Early, and Forced Marriage: Challenges, Achievements, Best Practices and Implementation

Author: Council on Foreign Relations

Publication Date: September 25th, 2013

This article outlines the reasoning behind and the goals of resolution A/HRC/24/L.34, requesting a report to guide a panel discussion at the twenty-sixth session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, on the challenges, achievements, best practices, and implementation gaps for preventing and eliminating child marriage.

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Core Elements of Legislation on Forced and Child Marriage

Authors: Cheryl Thomas, Rosalyn Park, Mary Ellingen, Mary C. Ellison, Beatriz Menanteau, & Laura Young

Publication: The Advocates for Human Rights (May 2011)

This document outlines the necessary core elements for any type of legislation addressing violence against women and girls, with a section devoted to legislation related to forced and child marriage.

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International and Domestic Law and Policy on Forced and Child Marriage

Authors: The Advocates for Human Rights

Publication: 2010

This short article looks at various international and domestic laws addressing the issue of forced and child marriage.

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Ending Child Marriage: What will it take?

Author: Girls Not Brides

Publication: August 2013

This report provides a broad overview of the causes and consequences of child marriage, potential strategies to address the issue, and factors to consider when assessing where investment is needed and where change is most feasible.

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Analysis of the Language of Child, Early and Forced Marriages

Author: Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI)

Publication: August 2013

A guide addressing the different terminology used in defining forced, early, and child marriages, and the need for unified definitions in handling these issues.

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