Half Of South Asia’s Girls Get Married Before 18

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 According to a United Nations report nearly half of all girls in South Asia marry before they turn 18.

UNICEF report reveals shocking inequalities
UNICEF report reveals shocking inequalities

The report, published by the UN children’s agency UNICEF, also revealed that more than a million newborn babies still die every year in the region, often due to inadequate healthcare. One in five girls are married before the age of 15, giving the region the highest rates of child marriage in the world, the report said.

“Far too many children get married, and far too many girls are never born.”