Canada Announces Additional Support to End Child, Early and Forced Marriage

July 4, 2014 - Montreal, Canada - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced that Canada is contributing $20 million over two years to UNICEF toward ending child, early and forced marriage.

The UNICEF project aims to accelerate the movement to end child marriage in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Yemen and Zambia by supporting efforts in these countries to strengthen programming and political support to end the practice.

The announcement builds on Canada’s ongoing efforts to end child, early and forced marriage worldwide and to promote the full participation of women in all aspects of society.
For more information, please consult Why Canada is Speaking Up for Girls and Child, Early and Forced Marriage.

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