Upcoming event: Australia's role in ending child marriage
July 10, 2014
At the end of August the PGPD is partnering with Plan International and Anti-Slavery Australia to host a event focusing on child marriage in the Indo-Pacific region.
Every day around 39,000 girls around the world become child brides. The practice of child marriage is a global phenomenon, prevalent in the Indo-Pacific region, showing no signs of stopping. It robs girls of their childhood, their hopes, dreams, and their education - right at a time when it matters most.
The Parliamentary event will showcase the first comprehensive study of child marriage in the Indo-Pacific region. This report provides specific recommendations on taking coordinated action to end the practice in Australia and in our region.
To find out more about this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q&A with Suzanne Petroni: ending child marriage.Weeks after former Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced “child free marriage zones” will be established in Pakistan, ICRW’s Senior Director of Gender, Population, and Development, Suzanne Petroni, speaks to Voice of America about a growing movement inside Pakistan to urge the government to end child marriage.