The National Strategy for Preventing and Combating Earlier Marriages 2016-2019 was approved and implemented in order to combat earlier marriages (forced unions). The National Strategy has been transformed into a public agenda, due to the mobilization of the whole society to combat this practice, an action led by the Government with the involvement of the Parliament, Civil Society and cooperation partners. Through this movement, several sensitization actions were carried out, aimed at the different segments of society, including community leaderships using radio and television debates, lobbying and advocacy, civil society consultation with parliamentarians, among other actions. A preliminary draft law on the elimination of earlier marriages was drawn up, in an initiative led by the 3rd parliamentary commission and the Coalition for the Elimination of Earlier Marriages (CECAP).
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