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.

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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.