This piece focuses on the idea that governments currently forming sustainable development goals to change the world by 2030 should focus on an end to child marriage. Child marriage is related to poverty, illness, and a lack of education for girls. There is also a connection between child marriage and infant mortality rates. The far-reaching effects of child marriage necessitate that this issue be at the forefront of these development goals.
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense