'Overwhelming' stats: 22 underaged children get married every minute, highest prevalence in Africa

2019-06-09 06:00

The first-ever estimate on child grooms brings global child marriage figures to 765 million, says Unicef.

Jobs and paid-for schooling can keep Tanzanian girls from early marriages

2017-11-17 16:11

Many girls in Sub-Saharan Africa drop out of school because of the costs involved. This, however, makes getting married at a young age look like a more attractive and viable option than continuing their studies.

Nepal criticised for not stopping child marriages

2016-09-08 10:44

Traditional practices, poverty, last year's massive earthquake and political instability mean child marriages remain a serious problem in Nepal, where 10% of the girls marry before they are 15.

Female chief terminates 850 child marriages in Malawi

2016-04-08 14:20

A Malawian female chief has established a new law to prevent child marriage in Malawi and has terminated approximately 850 child marriages across the country to date.



2018-07-03 07:00

A RICH trader’s decision to marry the 11-year-old daughter of desperately poor rubber farmers has sparked an international outcry.

Indian woman uses Facebook to annul her underage marriage

2017-10-13 05:27

A young Indian woman has proved in court she was illegally married off as a minor after submitting evidence from her husband's Facebook page, a child rights activist says.

Teen husband kills pregnant wife in Malawi

2016-07-08 13:03

A 19-year-old teenager from eastern Malawi’s district of Machinga has been arrested for allegedly murdering his 20-year-old pregnant wife.

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