Press advisory for event taking place on Parliament Hill – “Women’s voices on early and forced marriage” / Annonce à l’attention des médias pour événement au Parlement du Canada “Mariages précoces : voix des femmes”

(Le français suit).



Early and forced marriage:

Women’s Voices

Ottawa, Wednesday, November 19, 2013 – As part of its “My Body, My Rights” campaign, Amnesty International Canada francophone, is teaming up with the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD) and Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD) to host an event on early and forced marriage for parliamentarians and the public.

Each year, ten millions girls marry before they turn 18:  this has serious consequences for their human rights.  [...]