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  • Child Marriage – wars and natural disasters are a tragedy for girls

    In the third of this series on child marriage i am looking at those times when things get worse for girls. There are three situations which researchers know make it highly likely that the rate of child marriage will increase – war, displacement and natural disasters.  In all these cases families can break up, become much poorer, have reduced access to…

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  • Child Marriage – it happens everywhere

    One of the many surprising facts about child marriage is how widespread it is. It happens on every continent. We often think of it as being an Asian or African thing – globally 1 in 5 girls is married before 18, but even if we look only at developed countries the number is 1 in 8 girls.  This is not…

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  • Child Marriage traps young girls in poverty and worse

    Child Marriage ruins lives: This week i have been in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, attending a conference of 480 people from all over 70 countries that focus on ending the practice of child marriage. The UN estimates that about 12m girls each year are married before their 18th birthday, often to men decades older than them. Child brides are usually expected…

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