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In solidarity

The International Center for Research on Women stands with our staff, our community, with people everywhere seeking to transform the underlying systemic inequities that perpetuate the dehumanizing violence that manifested last week in the death of George Floyd at the hands of police.

Injustice – whether targeting people on the basis of their race, gender, class, religion, age, orientation, ability, origin – will persist as long as we do not act to disrupt it. As a people, we must disassemble the structures that fuel and sustain inequity and together build a solid foundation for social justice, equity and a new direction.

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Tamir Rice. Ahmaud Arbery. Trayvon Martin. We have witnessed crimes against Black people and communities of color over and over. These are crimes against humanity – stark and painful indicators of the injustice and racism that have existed in this country for centuries.

For those of us in the majority, we must recognize that we have to examine our own privilege and work to dismantle the long-standing social inequities that have maintained our position of power in this society. We must all stand up when we see others pushed down and rise up together with purpose.

We at ICRW stand in solidarity with the Black community. We will use our research and advocacy platform to interrogate injustice, drive evidence-informed solutions and collaborate with our partners near and far to create a better world.

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At What Cost?: Policy Brief on Child Marriage in Uganda

Child Marriage

Publication Year: 2018

Child marriage, defined as a marriage or union in which either or both parties are below the age of 18, today remains a threat to adolescent girls globally. Around the world, an estimated 41,000 girls fall victim to the practice every day, resulting in a range of negative outcomes that follow women throughout their lives and even affect future generations. In Uganda more than one third of girls still marry as children, and in some regions more than half of girls end their childhoods through marriage.

This brief provides an overview of evidence on the impacts of child marriage in Uganda and recommends policy options to reverse and prevent the harmful practice.

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