Child marriage refers to any formal or informal marriage of both girls and boys under the age of 18 (although it disproportionately affects girls) is still very prevalent around the world.

According to Girls Not Brides a child under the age of 18
is married every 3 seconds.

Despite the laws set out by the Convention of the Rights Of The Child and the Laws set out in 1948 by the United Nations in Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, stating that persons must be at “Full Age” which is considered 18 years old when married, and that marriage should be entered into “Freely” and with “Full Consent” countries are still not enforcing these basic human rights for children.


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