The Current for May 17, 2021 - Addressing child marriage in Canada - CBC Radio

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Published: 20May2021

Dr. Alissa Koski, of the Institute for Health and Social Policy, and the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, discussed the state of child marriage in Canada on CBC Radio.

"…Many governments around the world have made tackling child marriage in developing countries a priority. But what about child marriages still happening in richer countries, including Canada, in 2021? We talk to activist and child marriage survivor Payzee Mahmod, who is campaigning for a ban on marriages for anyone under 18 in the U.K.; and hear from Rowena Pinto, chief program officer for UNICEF Canada; and Alissa Koski, an assistant professor at McGill University and the co-author of a study on child marriage in Canada."

Listen to the interview (starts at 39:21)

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