NYC, 20 September 2011 — a new international work to end youngster wedding ended up being established today during the 2011 Clinton worldwide Initiative Annual Meeting, switching the worldwide limelight for a harmful conventional practice that impacts the everyday lives of 10 million girls in lots of nations all over the world on a yearly basis.
Girls Not Brides: The worldwide Partnership to End Child wedding had been established at CGI by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson of this Elders; Ford Foundation President Luis Ubiсas; and Jennifer Buffett, NoVo Foundation co-chair and president.
Archbishop Tutu described child marriage as “a practice that robs an incredible number of girls of these childhood, their legal rights and their dignity. I think it is astounding that this problem will not get much larger attention. Together, we and our lovers invest in working together to get rid of it.”