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Child marriage takes away a girl’s right to safe and healthy childhood, quality and complete education that can lead to decent economic opportunities, and social and political empowerment. Pakistan has the 6th highest number of girls married before the age of 18 in the world. Child marriage is prevalent due to several reasons including deeply entrenched traditions and customs, poverty, lack of awareness and/or access to education, and lack of security.
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The Gender Equality Update 16 brings out the emerging issues and recommendations from rural women farmers, women entrepreneurs and feminist economists. The update also provides a summary of the UN socio-economic response framework to COVID-19.
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From agriculture to traditional crafts, rural women sustain the informal sector in a variety of ways.
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From agriculture to traditional crafts, rural women sustain the informal sector in a variety of ways. Sewa Bharat and UN Women have joined hands to build the capacities of rural, female informal sector workers.