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Young men help to fight early marriages in Kosovo’s minority communities

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Qerim Emini, a 25-year-old man from the Ashkali community in Lipljan, Kosovo had heard many stories of young girls getting married in his city. More

Governments urged to invest in ending violence against women and girls

Monday, November 28, 2016

Participants at an event co-organized by UN Women say gender-based violence has significant, far-reaching impacts on families and communities and impedes achieving 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs), which include targets to end violence against women and girls. More

"My girl is not for sale": Escaping child marriage in Moldova

Friday, September 30, 2016

A Roma family challenges cultural norms by refusing a reparatory marriage. In their community, school drop-out rate is a stagerring record 58 per cent, mainly driven by child/early marriages, unplanned pregnancies and childcare responsibilities. More

Stopping bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A programme from the National Federation of Female Communities of Kyrgyzstan, supported by a grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, has introduced the first-ever curriculum on gender-based violence in Kyrgyz language in schools in rural Kyrgyzstan. More

Imams in eastern Georgia refuse to endorse early marriages

Friday, April 8, 2016

Religious leaders in the Pankisi Gorge region in eastern Georgia will no longer endorse marriages under the age of 18 in line with the legal regulations in the country. The decision was made by imams together with the Council of Elders in the region. More

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