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Identifying the policies that work best against child marriage: Empowerment of girls is the key

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Bjorn Lomborg discusses our latest release on smart interventions to address child marriage.

Despite significant progress against child marriage, it remains a huge challenge. Last year 320 lakh girls under 18 were married according to UNICEF estimates.

The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling criminalising sex with a minor even within marriage forms part of a solid legal framework. But global experience shows that laws alone are not enough to entirely change practices and mores. New economic analysis can help speed progress.”

Read the full article in the Times of India.

Read the article in Telugu from Andhra Jyothy.