Of the 15 countries where the rate of child marriage is over 30 percent, nine are in West and Central Africa, with Niger having the highest rates in the world. The West and Central Africa region also has the highest adolescent birth rates in the world, at close to 200 births per 1,000 girls. Accompanying these patterns are high levels of poverty among adolescents, high levels of school dropout, particularly among girls, and low use of reproductiveRead More
Every day more than 41,000 girls marry before the age of 18. Child marriage negatively affects the health and rights of adolescent girls and severely impedes global development and poverty eradication efforts.
The AFK Insider, which covers news about the African continent, cited the Economic Impacts of Child Marriage project in an article on the consequences of
The World Bank published a new factsheet highlighting the importance of education for adolescent girls, and the impor
The World Bank details how child marriage is a persistent hurdle to health and prosperity in this blog entry.