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Child Marriage - UPDATE

7/2/12

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Thanks in large part to the tremendous work of our advocates, the U.S. Senate passed the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act last month, co-sponsored by Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME). This is a crucial step in upholding the rights of adolescent girls around the world and a critical step in preventing the harmful practice of child marriage. Thank you for lending your voice to the tens of thousands of girls who are forced into marriage each year.

Please continue to show your support and commend your senators for passing the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act by clicking here.