Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopts resolution on child, early and forced marriage

The Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution to prevent through prohibitory legislation, respond to, and eliminate child, early and forced marriage, including in humanitarian settings. The resolution underscores the need to support already married girls, adolescents and women through education, and catch-up education for those who may have dropped out of school, as well as through the establishment of shelters, among other measures. The resolution also emphasises the importance of universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, information, and education in preventing and responding to child, early and forced marriage.