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C/R: Adolescents petition Minister to halt Early Child Marriage and Teenage pregnancies

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By Kingsley Nana Boadu More than a thousand adolescent girls from Mfantsiman, Cape Coast, and Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem Municipalities of the Central Region have presented a petition to the Central Regional Minister to assist in ending child marriage and teenage pregnancies in the region.  The girls, who are from 20 communities, are being supported […]

Stakeholders join forces to co-create playbook to end child marriage

Stakeholders join forces to co-create playbook to end child marriage

By: Antoinette Abbah Ghana has witnessed a substantial decline in the practice of child marriage, bringing hope as the country approaches the deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Recent data reveals that only one in five young women aged 20 to 24  were married before the age of 18, a notable improvement from the […]

Achieving UNFPA’s zero tolerance for child marriage project

Achieving UNFPA's zero tolerance for child marriage project

By: Antoinette Abbah With less than a decade to meet the Sustainable Development Goal 5 of Gender Equality by 2030, the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, says it is working hard to end child marriage in Ghana. One out of every 5 girls is reported to be married before age 18, and this truncates their […]

Calls For Stiffer Punishment For Perpetrators Of Child Marriage

Calls For Stiffer Punishment For Perpetrators Of Child Marriage

COMMENTARY ON CHILD MARRIAGE BY TEHN-LENNOX AKPETEY,  A DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT Child marriage is a formal union of children before the age of 18. It is a violation of child rights and harmful traditional practice that is affecting young girls. In a response to this situation, fighting child marriage has become both a development and […]