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African campaigners come together to tackle child marriage

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Let us measure up as men

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A promise to girls

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'Tutu promotes campaign to end child marriage'

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Day of the Girl: giving girls a voice

“Every three seconds, another girl becomes a child bride.”

11 October marks the first ever International Day of the Girl Child: a chance to amplify the voice of millions of girls everywhere being married off before the age of 18. Join Mary Robinson and Desmond Tutu in celebrating Day of the Girl. Help us end child marriage.

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A moral leader: India’s chance to spearhead efforts to end child marriage worldwide

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“My life, my decision: stop child marriage”

In February 2012 four Elders travelled to Bihar, India, to meet a group of young people campaigning to stop child marriage. After listening to the teenage girls and boys, Desmond Tutu, Ela Bhatt, Gro Brundtland and Mary Robinson raised the issue with Bihar's Chief Minister, urging him to support the growing movement to end this harmful practice.

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Women, religion and change

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Interview: Desmond Tutu on child marriage

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A message to men and boys about child marriage