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UNSG, Mr. Antonio Guterres and AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, Dr. Mustapha Kaloko, joins the Government of Kenya, to launch the AU Campaign against Child Marriage, on International Women's Day
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La République du Sénégal lance la Campagne de L’UA pour Mettre Fin Au Mariage des Enfants en Afrique
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The Republic of Cameroon Launches the AU Campaign to End Child Marriage in
Africa on the Margins of the 2016 AFCON Women Football Competition
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The Republic of Madagascar Launches AU Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa
Antananarivo, 02 June 2015 –

“It is important to respect human rights particularly the rights of the child as a main component in the efforts against this harmful practice and Madagascar cannot progress unless we seriously address child marriage which is an impediment to our development" says Her Excellency, Mrs. Vohangy Rajaonarimampianina, First Lady of the Republic of Madagascar
Khartoum, Sudan, 10 December 2015 - To invigorate national consciousness and action towards ending child marriage, the Government of the Republic of Sudan has now launched the AU Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa.

The Government also launched a National Strategy on ending child marriage which focuses on tackling the harmful practice and taking the fight to the communities where child marriage persists. The keynote speaker at the launch, Her Excellency, Mrs Widad Babiker, the First Lady of the Republic of Sudan, noted that “Child marriage is one of the most harmful and shameful traditional practice in our society that affects the lives of our girls and destroys their future. Children are our future and if we hope for a brighter tomorrow, we must strive to keep them safe.”
UNSG, Mr. Antonio Guterres and AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, Dr. Mustapha Kaloko, joins the Government of Kenya, to launch the AU Campaign against Child Marriage, on International Women's Day
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The Ethiopian chapter of AU campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa was officially
launched on 25, November, 2014 in the new premises of the African Union
Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The launching workshop was jointly organized by the
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs, and the African Union Commission.

The Embassy of Canada in Ethiopia and UNICEF have financially supported the launching workshop. The continental launch of the campaign was hosted earlier in May 2014 in Addis Ababa, by the African Union
Commission, at the opening session of the 4th AU conference of Ministers of Social
Development.The national launching workshop was therefore, designed to boost on existing efforts to end child marriage in Africa. At the opening of the workshop, H.E. W/ro Zenebu

Tadesse, Minister, Ministry of Women Children and Youth Affairs told participants that Ethiopia has recently agreed to end child marriage by 2025 at the London International Girl’s Summit, July 2014. She said the lunching of the AU End Early Marriage in Africa campaign will further advance the fulfillment of the promises the government of Ethiopia has made.
Burkina Faso Launches AU Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa
Dori, Burkina Faso, 03 March 2015 – “Ending child marriage requires multi sectorial platforms to create synergy between activities and to capitalize on results,” says His Excellency, Colonel Isaac Zida, Prime minister of Burkina Faso.
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The Republic of Mali launches the AU Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa
Bamako, Mali, 11th October 2015. Under the title campaign “Education for girls, a means to eliminating early child marriage”, the Republic of Mali launched its national campaign to end child marriage in the village of Konobougou, 160 kilometers away from the capital Bamako. The campaign launch was spearheaded by Her Excellency, Mrs Maiga Aminata Keita, the First lady of the Republic of Mali.

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