Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee


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Position Paper Country: Brazil Committee: Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs Committee (SOCHUM) Topic : Child Brides Brazil is ranked the fourth country in the world in absolute numbers of women married or co- habitating by age 15, with 877,000 women ages 20 to 24 years reporting having married by age 15 (11 percent). Also among women ages 20 to 24, thirty-six percent (nearly three million women) are estimated to have married by age 18. The key factors contributing to child & adolescent marriage in 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Brazil are: Lack of protection of human rights related to child and adolescent marriages including basics like right to education, food & health. Poverty which limits access to these basic rights, specially in the North and north east regions of Brazil where child marriages are most prevalent....

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