About the book
Throughout the world, marriage is regarded as a moment of celebration and a milestone in adult life. Sadly, as this Digest makes clear, the practice of early marriage gives no cause for celebration. The Digest looks at the reasons for the perpetuation of early marriage and examines the harmful impact of the practice. Finally, the Digest offers positive guidelines to end the occurrence of early marriage. The publication includes a section containing description and contact information of the major intergovernmental, international and regional organizations working on issues related to early marriage. An extensive list of references is also included.