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European Union Ambassador welcomes Sudan’s efforts to end child marriage

On 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sudan, Ambassador Tomas Ulicny, was briefed by Ms. Amal Mahmoud, Member of Parliament and former Secretary General of the National Council for Child Welfare, on the currently ongoing National Campaign to End Child Marriage. The campaign is led by the Sudanese First Lady and stems from a pan-African initiative by the Organisation of First Ladies in Africa and the African Union Commission on Gender Equality to end the practice of child, early and forced marriage across the continent.At the meeting, Ms. Amal Mahmoud, who is currently acting as an advisor to the First Lady on the National Campaign to End Child Marriage, informed the EU Ambassador that the Government of Sudan has prepared a National Strategy to End Child Marriage. With regard to the ’16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women’, which are starting today, she explained that the Sudanese motto this year is ‘Ending child marriage and promoting girls’ education’.

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