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YHFG’s Project on child marriages launched

The Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana (YHFG), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has launched a new project dubbed “Youth4Change Project” to empower out-of-school young people to...
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South Sudan: Conflict and Poverty linked to child marriages

Rising poverty and hunger following five years of brutal civil war in South Sudan is driving many families to marry off their young daughters...
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Survey Shows growing number of Child Marriages in N/R

The findings of the 2017/2018 Ghana Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) has revealed that child marriages is highest in Northern, Upper East, and Volta...
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UW chief says child marriages will not be allowed under his watch

Kuoro Abu Diaka Sukabe Ninia V, the Paramount Chief of the Zini Traditional Area, has declared zero tolerance for child marriage and gender-based violence...
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Stopping Child Marriages Demands National Commitment – NGO

An NGO, Hope for Future Generations (HFFG), (NGO), has called for a national commitment to stop child marriages, to give protection to girls. It added...

Ghana urged to step up action to eliminate child marriages

Gender activists on Wednesday called on the Ghanaian government to take urgent action to prevent thousands of young girls from being forced into marriage. As...
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Zambia leader urges accelerated action to end child marriages in Africa

Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Tuesday that ending child marriages in Africa by 2030 requires serious commitments by leaders and other stakeholders. In remarks...
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NGO Deepens Public Awareness On Child Rights

Chiefs have been urged to take centre stage in campaign to end child marriages and provide more protection for children in their communities. Ms. Faustina...

NORSAAC seeks to end CEFM through LEGS implementation

The LEGS Project adopts numerous strategies including the model households against child marriage concept, which focuses on households advocating against child marriages whilst serving...
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CHRAJ Condemns The Incidence of Child Marriages

He said the practice of CEFM continued to perpetuate issues of gender inequality, poverty, maternal and child mortality in the country. ...
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Fielmuo Divisional Area wages war against child marriages

The practice has also increased the poverty cycles and maternal deaths among young girls, the chiefs said adding that people should not hide under...
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Ngyiresi Odikro says child marriages hinder progress

He said child marriage is a major concern for the society, saying it is time traditional rulers and other stakeholders to put in place...
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Commonwealth chief hails Zambia’s commitment to end child marriages

Josephine Ojiambo, Deputy secretary-general of the Commonwealth, an intergovernmental organization of 53 member states that were formerly colonized by Britain, said she was impressed...

Children Need Sound Environment To Develop

He said the surveys they had conducted indicated that 27% of girls (one out of four) between 20 and 49 years, were married before...
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OAFLA Poised To Get New HIV Infections To Zero

Other areas of campaign include reducing maternal and child mortality and ending child marriages. A statement copied to Ghana News Agency in Accra said Mrs...

Fight against child marriages is complex social challenge – Prince Harry

Addressing the inaugural session of the Girl Summit in Kathmandu, the prince said he recognized that in Nepal, the fight against child marriages is...
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Girls Advised Not To Accept Early Marriages

The marriage of either a girl or a boy before the age of 18 is recognised in international legal instruments as a violation of...

Stratcomm organizes workshop on child marriage

Strategic Communication Africa Limited (Stratcomm), a communications consulting company, has organized a days’ sensitization workshop for some communities in the Northern Region. Mr Charles Mensah,...
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UNICEF and ActionAid wage war against child marriage

Two bodies – United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and Action Aid Ghana, have jointly launched a project to help roll back the growing child...
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Activists urge Zambia to expedite enactment of laws to end child marriages

A consortium of civil society organizations against child marriages on Wednesday urged authorities in Zambia to expedite the enactment of laws to end child...
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Communities advised to end child marriages

he Tuma Kavi Development Association with sponsorship from the Christian Children Fund of Canada (CCFC), both NGOs, has held a day?s programme to sensitize...
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UN CSW 59 Calls For Bravery In Attainment Of Beijing Declaration

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) has called for bravery for the attainment of the new 15-year reinvigorated targets for...
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Lambussie community to abolish all forms of early marriages

The Lambussie Traditional Council, in conjunction with the Lambussie-Karni District Assembly, have jointly signed a declaration that abolishes the practice of all forms of...

Government adopt new strategy to halt child marriages

Mrs. Della Sowah, the Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has called on the media to play an active role in leading...

WiLDAF And Care Intl. Wage War On Forced Marriages

Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) Ghana, a rights-based women?s non-governmental organization (NGO) and Care International have expressed grave concern about the...