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A hidden reality: child, forced and early marriages and unions in Latin america & The Caribbean

Overview

Child, early and forced marriages and unions (CEF- MU) are a critical social justice issue of our time, yet have received limited attention in Latin America and the Caribbean. The global and the regional momen- tum and opportunities to make significant progress on ending child marriage have never been more favour- able. For this reason, Plan International and UNFPA conducted an eight-country regional study to highlight the specificities of the region and explore in depth the great diversity across its countries. This regional re- port draws on this rich research conducted in Boliv- ia, Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala.

Child, early and forced marriages and unions (CEF- MU) are a critical social justice issue of our time, yet have received limited attention in Latin America and the Caribbean. The global and the regional momen-tum and opportunities to make significant progress onending child marriage have never been more favour- able. For this reason, Plan International and UNFPA conducted an eight-country regional study to highlightthe specificities of the region and explore in depth thegreat diversity across its countries. This regional re- port draws on this rich research conducted in Boliv- ia, Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala.

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