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Child Marriage and Domestic Violence: What We Found in 16 African Countries

NAIROBI, Jun 03 (IPS) - The number of girls who marry before their 15th birthday has remained unchanged for 20 years in most countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The region has the highest rate of child marriage, with nearly four in 10 girls married before age 18. In Niger, for example, over 77% of girls are married before the age of 18.Read the full story, “Child Marriage and Domestic Violence: What We Found in 16 African Countries”, on globalissues.org →

NAIROBI, Jun 03 (IPS) – The number of girls who marry before their 15th birthday has remained unchanged for 20 years in most countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The region has the highest rate of child marriage, with nearly four in 10 girls married before age 18. In Niger, for example, over 77% of girls are married before the age of 18.Read the full story, “Child Marriage and Domestic Violence: What We Found in 16 African Countries”, on globalissues.org →

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