Statement | 27-01-2014

FIAN's statement on Child, Early and Forced Marriage

Submission on Child, Early and Forced Marriage to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

FIAN International welcomes the UN Human Rights Council’s adoption of Resolution 24/23 requesting the OHCHR to prepare a report on the subject of child, early and forced marriage as well as the OHCHR’s call for civil society submissions for the preparation of this report. This contribution seeks to provide information about the links between child, early and forced marriage, children’s rights, women’s rights throughout the lifespan and the realization of the right to adequate food and nutrition for all. We hope that the OHCHR will consider the following issues and recommendations during the preparation of its report on the subject.

The information contained in this submission is based, inter alia, on information obtained by FIAN through exchanges with affected communities during the course of our work, especially during the process of documenting cases of violations of the right to adequate food and nutrition and related rights, elaborating case strategies, and conducting workshops and seminars at the national, regional, and international levels,in which affected communities and experts from different regions of the world participated.

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