NYC, 20 September 2011 — a new worldwide work to end youngster wedding ended up being established today in the 2011 Clinton worldwide Initiative Annual Meeting, switching the worldwide limelight for a harmful old-fashioned practice that impacts the life of 10 million girls in a large number of nations throughout the world each year.
Girls Not Brides: The worldwide Partnership to End Child wedding had been established at CGI by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson of this Elders; Ford Foundation President Luis Ubiсas; and Jennifer Buffett, NoVo Foundation co-chair and president.
Archbishop Tutu described child marriage as “a practice that robs millions of girls of the youth, their legal rights and their dignity. We think it is astounding that this problem doesn’t get much larger attention. Together, we and our lovers agree to working together to get rid of it.”