Originally published, on November 10th 2013, via the Huffington Post.“What Canada Can Do About Adolescent Pregnancy and Forced Marriages”
On October 30, UNFPA released its 2013 State of World Population Report on the theme of adolescent pregnancy globally. The report draws critical links between the issue of adolescent pregnancy, early and forced marriage, sexual violence and maternal mortality — all priority development issues for the Canadian government.
These human rights violations can lead to adolescent pregnancy. Over 39,000 girls are married every day and 90 per cent [...]