1 in 5 boys married off before turning 15: UNICEF

While 1 in 5 young women aged 20 to 24 years old gets married before their 18th birthday,1 in 30 young men goes through child marriage, say UNICEF.

Source: India Today

The UNICEF has, after its first-ever in-depth analysis of child grooms, stated that an estimated 115 million boys and men around the world were married as children, out of which 1 in 5 children (23 million) was married off before attaining the age of 15.

The study, which was carried out using data compiled from 82 countries, revealed that child marriage among boys is prevalent across a range of countries around the world, spanning sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, and East Asia and the Pacific.

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