2014 Breakout Session: Dr. Anita Raj

Elimination of Girl Child Marriage – Why and How?

Every year, 14 million girls globally are married prior to the age of 18 years, increasing their risk for domestic violence, reproductive health concerns, and maternal and infant mortality. Girl child marriage is the single most important impediment to maternal and child health that can be eliminated in a single generation. Supporting girls to know what they want and how to achieve it is key to elimination of this practice.

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