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Girls Not Brides Director Says Global Community Must Redouble Efforts To Reduce Child Marriage

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women Around the World”: A Decrease in Child Marriage is Good for Everyone
In this post, a “Voices from the Field” feature, Lakshmi Sundaram, executive director of Girls Not Brides, discusses progress toward and challenges to reducing child marriage worldwide. Sundaram writes, “Tackling child marriage will require political will, financial and other resources, the provision of appropriate health, education and other services, and a deep understanding of the specific drivers of child marriage in different communities. … By redoubling our efforts, and working in partnership across sectors and continents, we can create a world free of child marriage where girls and boys are able to shape their own futures” (Volgelstein, 6/8).