Sub-Saharan Africa in global lead with cases of child marriages


Sierra Leone, Central African Republic and Chad has some of the highest rates of child marriage globally, a new research from child rights group “Save the Children” has found.

In these countries alone, 1.7 million child marriages are taking place below the national minimum age every year, one of the highest proportions globally.

In all, about 7.5 million girls are married illegally every year and close to 100 million girls are not protected against child marriage under the laws of their coun…

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