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TrustLaw Publishes Special Report On Child Marriage

TrustLaw, a Thomson Reuters Foundation service, on Thursday published a series of articles, infographics and videos in a special report on child marriage. According to the series homepage, “[e]very day, 25,000 girls under the age of 18 are married worldwide. For many child brides, a future of poverty, exploitation and poor health awaits” (8/4).

A FactBox on the issue states that girls and younger women are more likely to die as a result of pregnancy, more likely to develop obstetric fistula, more likely to be infected with HIV by their older husbands and less likely to attend school (Whiting, 8/4).

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