1 Girl Under Age 15 Married Every 7 Seconds, Save The Children Report Says

BBC News: Girl under 15 married every seven seconds, says Save the Children
“One girl under the age of 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a new report by Save the Children. The study says girls as young as 10 are forced to marry much older men in countries including Afghanistan, Yemen, India, and Somalia…” (10/11).

Livemint: One girl under 15 married every seven seconds: Save the Children report
“…Early marriage not only deprives girls of education and opportunities but increases the risk of death or childbirth injuries if they have babies before their bodies are ready…” (Debesai, 10/11).

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