PRESS RELEASE: TOGETHER AGAINST THE MARRIAGE OF YOUNG GIRLS
Yaoundé, November 17, 2016 – The Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Cameroon, African Union (AU), Powerplay and the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) have jointly launched the “Together against the marriage of young girls” campaign towards abandoning child marriages on the continent.
Statistics have shown that one in five girls (representing 20%) aged 15-19 in Cameroon
is married, and globally, about 15 million young girls are forced into marriages before their 18th birthday.
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