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The Practice of Child Brides

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 14, 2012

Gordon Brown, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; UN Special Envoy for Global Education

Shiwa HasmiAfter the tragic news this week of 16-year-old Shiwa Hasmi of Bardiya district in Nepal, I am asking governments and the UN to enforce laws against child marriage and in favour of universal education for girls. Shiwa died in hospital after being set on fire following her refusal to be forced into a child marriage against her will. Read the rest of this entry »

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