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115 million men and boys married as children – UNICEF

Jun 08, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Boys are being married at high rates in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, South Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific

On 21 June 2018 in Nepal, Renuka Kumari Choudhary (left and seated), Rakesh Kumar Shah (right and seated) and other adolescents in Gujara Municipality of Rautahat District perform a skit on child marriage as part of UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme on Ending Child Marriage. The Global Programme, funded by the governments of Canada, the European Union the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, supports 12 countries - Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia in ending child marriage and ensuring the rights of girls are upheld.