Child marriage – defined as marriage before the age of 18 – applies to both boys and girls, but the practice is far more common among young girls in world’s rural poor communities. Under 18 marriages is a global issue. In both proportions and numbers, most child marriages take place in rural sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In South Asia, nearly half of young women and in sub-Saharan Africa more than one third of young women are married by their 18th birthday. Even no girl should be robbed of her childhood, her education and health by married before 18th birthday. It’s totally violation of the rights of girls.
The 10 countries with the highest rates of child marriage are: Niger, 75%; Chad and Central African Republic, 68%; Bangladesh, 66%; Guinea, 63%; Mozambique, 56%; Mali, 55%; Burkina Faso and South Sudan, 52%; and Malawi, 50%, India 47%.
The reasons girls rights are violating in world’s rural areas:
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