Adam Short

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A Test of Relevance - Why the Commonwealth Must end Early and Forced Marriage

(1) Comments | Posted 28 October 2011 | (11:00)

The Commonwealth stands on the brink of change. Put simply, the 54 leaders of the Commonwealth gathering in Perth, Australia, this weekend will decide the association's fate, at least for the next decade.

Leaders can agree to adopt the reform agenda as set out in the final report of...

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Child Brides - A rights Violation 54 Leaders Can't Ignore

(1) Comments | Posted 29 September 2011 | (10:51)

Coaxed and coerced, every year early and forced marriage directly affects 10 million girls under the age of 18. This is the equivalent of a girl becoming a child bride every three seconds.

The marriage of young girls often against their will is a harmful practice embedded in many...

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