UN / GIRLS NOT BRIDES

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Princess Mabel Van Oranje, Chair of ‘Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage’ said “if we want to achieve the SDGs, so many of them are related to child marriage that we can no longer ignore child marriage in all the development work that we do.” UNIFEED-UNTV

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DATELINE: 14 SEPTEMBER 2015, NEW YORK CITY

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

14 SEPTEMBER 2015, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, conference room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Princess Mabel Van Oranje, Chair of ‘Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage’:
“Fifteen million girls year every year get married before the age of eighteen. That means one girl every two seconds; one girl, another girl, and so it continues.”
4. Wide shot, conference room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Princess Mabel Van Oranje, Chair of ‘Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage’:
“In South Asia, forty-six percent of all girls are married before the age of eighteen; in southern Asia. In Sub-Saharan Africa thirty-nine percent of all girls are married by the time they reach eighteen. In Latin America, it’s twenty-nine percent. And in the Middle East, it’s close to twenty percent. But let’s not kid ourselves; this also happens in the west.”
6. Wide shot, conference room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Princess Mabel Van Oranje, Chair of ‘Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage’:
“This is the time to act. If we want to achieve the SDGs, so many of them are related to child marriage that we can no longer ignore child marriage in all the development work that we do. In the world at the moment there are seven-hundred-and twenty-million women living who were married before they were eighteen. That’s ten percent of the total world population. That’s five percent of all women living in the world. Now if we don’t get the rates of child marriage down, because of population growth, that means the number will grow to 1.2 billion women by 2050. So we have to act now.”
8. Med shot, Van Oranje, Yoo Soon-taek, and other pose for photo-op

STORYLINE:

During a talk at United Nations Headquarters, Princess Mabel Van Oranje, Chair of ‘Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage’ today (14 Sept) noted that “fifteen million girls year every year get married before the age of eighteen.”

Van Oranje, a global advocate for freedom, justice and development for over two decades, pointed out that “in South Asia, forty-six percent of all girls are married before the age of eighteen” while the number is thirty-nine percent in Sub-Saharan Africa, twenty-nine percent in Latin America, and “close to twenty percent “ in the Middle East.

Van Oranje said, “let’s not kid ourselves, this also happens in the west.”

She said “this is the time to act” and stressed that “if we want to achieve the SDGs, so many of them are related to child marriage that we can no longer ignore child marriage in all the development work that we do.”

She went on to point out that “if we don’t get the rates of child marriage down, because of population growth, that means the number will grow to 1.2 billion women by 2050.”

Van Oranje is the co-founder and the executive chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations. She is a member of the (advisory) boards of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, Crisis Action, Global Witness, the Malala Fund, the Open Society Foundations and The Elders.
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