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11 July 2017

Join More Than Brides Alliance’s event during HLPF

The More Than Brides Alliance (MTBA) will organise a panel discussion during the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York. For this event we will invite civil society groups from India and other countries.

We urge governments, international organisations and civil society to urgently take action to end child marriage by 2030 and in particular to invest in evidence-based approaches to delaying age of marriage and focus on approaches that place girls at the center and move outward to gatekeepers in their lives.

Join our breakfast panel discussion during HLPF on strategies for ending child marriage by 2030. We’re looking forward to hear the speakers: Sajeda Amin (Population Council), Seema Gupta (Voluntary Health Association India) and Marlijn Lelieveld (Simavi).

MBTA consist of Save the Children Netherlands, Oxfam Novib, Simavi and Population Council. With funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs we are implementing and researching a five year programme (2015-2020) with the aim to reduce child marriage and its adverse effects on young women and girls in India, Pakistan, Malawi, Niger, and Malawi.

We have a multi-pronged approach of empowering girls with information and skills, enhancing access to education, economic opportunities and child protection systems; increasing access to SRHR services; changing social norms on child marriage and influencing legal and policy frameworks. Our research will contribute to the evidence base on what works to delay marriage and inform the design of effective interventions.

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