About: forced marriage

Development Policy 19-09-2017

More than 40 million people trapped in slavery: New global estimate

More than 40 million people were trapped as slaves last year in forced labour and forced marriages, according to the first joint effort by key anti-slavery groups to estimate the number of victims worldwide of the international crime.
Enlargement 22-11-2016

Turkey’s ruling party withdraws ‘rape law’

Turkey's ruling party said today (22 November) it will withdraw a marriage bill that the United Nations warned could legitimise child rape.
Development Policy 25-07-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: 700 million underage girls married in 2013

Although child marriage is prohibited by international law, over 700 million underage girls are married worldwide, particularly in Africa and Asia.
Development Policy 11-02-2013

How the EU can make Valentine’s Day happier for the world’s girls

The right to choose your partner is vital for achieving global gender equality and development: It is the EU’s duty to take the lead in ending forced child marriage, say MEPs Véronique Mathieu and Katarína Neve?alová.

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