UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early & Forced Marriage

On 2 July 2015, the UN Human Rights Council unanimously adopted its first substantive resolution to prevent and end child, early and forced marriage. This resolution strengthens efforts to prevent and eliminate child, early and forced marriage, which affects 15 million girls every year. Child, early and forced marriage is a significant barrier to education that prevents millions of girls from accessing secondary education. The resolution is a step forward in addressing this barrier to education and human rights violation for girls and women worldwide.

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