Ending child marriage critical to achieving SDGs – The Daily Star

As the world marks International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October, Girls Not Brides is calling upon the international community to prioritize investments to end child marriage, stressing that ending the practice is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Lakshmi Sundaram, Executive Director of Girls Not Brides, said eight of the 17 SDGs could not be achieved without significant progress to end child marriage, including those related to poverty, health, education, nutrition, food security, inequality and economic growth.

Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 800 civil society organizations from over 95 countries committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfill their potential.

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