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Yemen: Child brides, Too young to wed

May 24, 2011


Because the wedding was illegal and a secret, except to the invited guests, and because marriage rites in Rajasthan are often conducted late at night, it was well into the afternoon before the three girl brides in this dry farm settlement in the north of India began to prepare themselves for their sacred vows. They squatted side by side on the dirt, a crowd of village women holding sari cloth around them as a makeshift curtain, and poured soapy water from a metal pan over their heads.

Women’s and Children’s Rights: Making the Connection

April, 2011

The publication “Women’s and Children’s Rights: Making the Connection,” a joint effort by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), makes a case for linking the human rights of women to those of children.

Learn Without Fear:The Global Campaign to End Violence in Schools

October, 2008
Learn Without Fear:The Global Campaign to End Violence in Schools

Learn Without Fear: The Global Campaign to End Violence in Schools Cruel and humiliating forms of psychological punishment, gender-based violence and bullying remain a daily reality for millions of children.Every child has the right to a safe school environment. The Learn Without Fear campaign aims to end violence against children in all schools. Global targets Plan's vision is of a world where children can go to school in safety and expect a quality learning experience without fear or threats of violence.

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