child marriage

  • Is Brazil missing the conversation about child marriage?

    A World Bank recent study pointing to the costs of child marriage has brought again to the media the enormous costs this social phenomenon has for the welfare system worldwide. Despite being part of the Sustainable Development Goals, ending child marriage is still a far target to be achieved...
  • Marriage Delayed

    Gender based violence (GBV) against women crosses cultures and religious affiliation and is acknowledged as a real and on-going issue. In Nigeria sadly it occurs simply  because women are viewed as unequal to men and as property to be acquired and controlled. Typically the discourse around GBV worldwide relates...
  • Letter from a Child Bride

    Child brides of the world I wish the wind could carry my voice to reach each and every one of you, I’d tell you to never give up, and hope that one day things will change for the better. There is nothing more powerful than hope. Hope can give...
  • Child Marriage in the MENA Region

    In the wake of the Syria crisis, dozens of stories circulated about the forcible marriages of Syrian refugee girls in Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon. These accounts prompted local and international organizations to tackle this issue in humanitarian settings. But, why should we wait for a humanitarian catastrophe to occur...