Child marriage drops in South Asia

Child marriage drops in South Asia, leading global decline

 A significant fall in child marriages in South Asia has reduced the rate of marriage for girls globally, the UN children's agency said on Tuesday.

More educational opportunities for young girls, government investments in adolescent girls and strong advocacy about the illegality of child marriage saw 25 million fewer child marriages in the last decade.

Unicef says progress in India helped reduced the risk of a girl in South Asia marrying before her 18th birthday to about 30% from nearly 50%.

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