Poverty, child marriage, violence decline when women own land – World Bank

Poverty, child marriage, violence decline when women own land – World Bank

By Ellen Wulfhorst   NEW YORK, March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Can land rights for women drive down child marriage and domestic violence?   “Yes and more”, says an international group of land and property rights specialists who are due in Washington this week to discuss how improved land management can reduce global poverty […]

Educational support for girls delays child marriage: Study

Educational support for girls delays child marriage: Study

Washington, (IANS) Increasing awareness about the value of educating girls and providing support for their education can help delay the age of marriage for extremely vulnerable girls, says a new study. [google_ad_728_90_text] Each year, more than 14 million girls around the world get married before the age of 18. In sub-Saharan Africa, more than one […]