Report on child, early and forced marriage

2 April 2014
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
To the Human Rights Council at its 26th session


Taking into consideration information received from States, United Nations agencies, civil society groups and other relevant stakeholders, the report discusses the international norms and standards applicable to child, early and forced marriage and the human rights impact of the practice on women and girls. The report addresses the various factors that contribute to child, early and forced marriage and further analyses existing measures and strategies to prevent and eliminate child, early and forced marriage with a particular focus on challenges, achievements, best practices and implementation gaps.

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UN Human Rights invited United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, civil society groups and organizations, national human rights institutions (NHRIs), scholars, children and youth organizations and networks, and other stakeholders to submit relevant information for the preparation of this report. See links to inputs received below.

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Inputs received