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Programs To End Child Marriage Must Include Families, Communities

Devex: Ann Warner: Include families, communities in programs to end child marriage
“Child marriage affects girls — but the solution to end the practice needs more than focusing on the victims. Effective programs to end child marriage should also include the families of the girls and members of the communities where they live as these are the ones that often make the decisions on the girls’ behalf, according to Ann Warner, senior gender and youth specialist at the International Center for Research on Women…” (Santamaria, 4/3).