Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee


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Delegation of Madagascar - YNC-AP MUN

“No girl should be robbed of her childhood, her education and health, and her aspirations. Yet today millions of girls are denied their rights each year when they are married as child brides”, says Michelle Bachelet, M.D., Executive Director of UN Women.

Child marriage, is defined as marriage before the age of 18. It applies to both boys and girls, but the practice of such union is more common among young girls. Causes such as poverty, dowry, cultural traditions, religion, anuptaphobia...

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