UNICEF: Nearly half of world’s child brides will be African by 2050

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“Child marriage generates norms that have become increasingly difficult to exterminate – norms that undermine the value of our women,” said Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosozana Dlamini Zuma.

UNICEF released a report which emphasised that the prevalence of child marriage has been slowly declining in Africa, but remains higher than the global average


Nearly half of the world's child brides in 2050 will be African, if current trends persist, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on November 26.

A UNICEF report released at the African Union Girls Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, shows that the total number of child brides in Africa will more than double, rising from 125 million to 310 million over the next 35 years, largely because the rapid population growth and the ongoing trend of child marriage.

According to UNICEF, by 2050 Afr...


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