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The first-ever estimate on child grooms brings global child marriage figures to 765 million, says Unicef.
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.
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.
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.
A RICH trader’s decision to marry the 11-year-old daughter of desperately poor rubber farmers has sparked an international outcry.
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.
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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