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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 2017 Annual Report highlights the life-changing results of our grantees working to prevent and end violence against women and girls around the world. It also aims to show our increased investment and efforts in building capacity and ensuring sustainability of our grantees. The 120 UN Trust Fund-supported projects implemented in 80 countries and territories, contribute to a growing knowledge hub of what works in preventing an ending violence against women and...