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08/02/2014 Protecting the girl child

Author: Millennia2015

Source: Equality Now






Protecting the girl child

Equality Now


Studies show that girls and women who are educated and marry later are more likely to earn an income. Women invest that income into healthcare, food, education, childcare, and household durables – directly contributing to their country's economy and development.

Women who have their babies later in life are healthier , raise healthier, educated children and help end the perpetual cycles of inequality, discrimination, abuse and poverty. The reality, however, is that accepted social norms and, in many countries, discriminatory laws, provide a veneer of legitimacy to the harmful practices, such as child marriage, that shape a girl's life and indeed the society in which she lives. These social norms are the fundamental drivers of discrimination and must be challenged everywhere.

Equality is the right of all people and more must be done globally for its achievement. In addition, gender equality is key to achieving progress in the post-2015 development framework and any and all global development goals: health, education, economic empowerment, the environment, and good governance, among them. And there is a direct correlation between higher minimum age of marriage laws and a lower incidence of child marriage.

Implementation of a strong legal framework at the national level based on human rights standards alongside a broad effort to transform gender relations is central to sustainable development.



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