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UNICEF Figures: 115 million boys in child marriages

Not only girls are affected, According to UNICEF, approximately 115 million boys were already in front of your 18. Years of age to be married. Are early marriages common in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean closed.

Approximately 115 million boys worldwide, according to a UNICEF estimate before your 18. Birthday been married. Every Fifth of them had not been at his wedding, once again, 15 years old, informed the children's charity of the United Nations.

According to UNICEF, girls are still disproportionately from child marriage affected: Worldwide, there are around 650 million girls before the age of 18. The age of married were. Thus, every fifth young woman was as a child, a marriage, compared to one of 30 young men.

Well, 750 million minors married

added Together this means that there is in the world, around 765 million child-brides and grooms that were married as minors. The estimates relate to the current world population, regardless of the year in which the boy and girl were married.

"marriage is stealing the Childhood," said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. The young grooms are forced to take on the role of an adult, what you may not be ready for. "An early marriage leads to earlier fatherhood, and thereby to even greater pressure to provide for the family. Including the education and job opportunities will suffer."

especially children from poor families

The UNICEF Figures are based on an analysis of available data from 82 countries. Child marriages among the young are, therefore, especially in a number of African countries South of the Sahara, Latin America and the Caribbean, in South Asia and East Asia and the Pacific Region. Underage boys would be on the married most common in the Central African Republic (28 percent), followed by Nicaragua with 19 percent, and Madagascar, with 13 percent. The phenomenon most commonly affects children from poorer families in rural areas.

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