African Leaders Pledge To End Child Marriage In West, Central Africa By 2030 At International Conference

Deutsche Welle: Save the Children opens Senegal talks on child marriages
“…One of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals is to make child marriage illegal worldwide by 2030. In order to achieve this, Save the Children is hosting a three-day international conference in Senegal starting on Monday, with representatives of various governments, religious authorities, and children’s rights organizations on hand to discuss the issue with young people and U.N. agencies…” (Müller-Plotnikow, 10/22).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: African leaders join forces in pledge to stamp out child marriage
“African political leaders, activists, and local chiefs joined forces on Monday to commit to ending child marriage in West and Central Africa, the region with the highest child marriage rate in the world. … The conference in Senegal’s capital Dakar, which included government, civil society, and religious representatives from 27 countries, was the first gathering of its kind to address child marriage in the region…” (Peyton, 10/23).