Child marriage is a global problem affecting 15 million girls every year. The practice severely limits their life choices, and there is a growing consensus within the international community that it has far-reaching consequences for the girls, their families and their communities. In 2014 the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution asking all member states to pass and enforce laws banning child marriages. Some members have responded promptly to the call by adopting new laws to bring an end to child marriage.
This is the opening paragraph of an article published by the School’s Dr Zaki Wahhaj and his co-author, Dr Niaz Asadullah in Open Democracy. You can read the article in its entirety here.