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Child Marriage

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By 2020, worldwide, 142 million young girls will be forced in child marriage. It is reported that one girl under 15 years of age is married every 7 seconds. The origins of child marriage are multidimensional. However, in sub-Saharan Africa poverty plays a significant role. Parents will receive a bride price, when a girl is married. Often the price is paid in cows. Consequently, the earlier the child marriage takes place, the better for the family.

Child Marriage is still rampant in the country of Kenya especially among the rural communities. Both girls and boys are affected. Read More…

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