Nepal

Nepal’s new constitution was adopted in September 2015, but violent protests over the lack of greater inclusion for minority communities have stalled efforts to enforce rights protections. Successive governments have made little progress on accountability for abuses during the 1996-2006 civil war, which claimed more than 13,000 lives. The two transitional justice commissions that were established have been plagued by a lack of transparency and compliance with international law. The government has failed to disburse relief funds to victims of the devastating 2015 earthquakes. Poverty and lack of access to education have led to high rates of child marriage.

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End Child Marriage In Florida

End Child Marriage In Florida

Did you know children can legally marry in Florida? From 2001 to 2015, over 16,000 children under the age of 18 married in Florida, the second highest rate in the US for that period. Child marriage is linked to higher rates of dropping out of school, poverty, domestic violence and mental and physical health disorders. It is time something was done! A bill was just introduced in Florida’s state legislature which would end child marriage. Please email Florida lawmakers to tell them to support the bill and protect Florida’s girls.

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