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Ending child marriage: a guide for global policy action

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International Planned Parenthood federation
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New York, The Forum on Marriage and the Rights of Womenand Girls, 2006

Ending Child Marriage: A Guide for Global Policy Action appeals to key policy makers to improve the quality of life of millions of girls and young women forced into child marriages. Globally, vulnerable and marginalized rural girls and women continue to bear the health risks and social and economic costs of early and forced marriage, non-consensual sex and early pregnancies. There is now greater urgency for global policy action because child brides are increasingly more vulnerable to HIV infection.