Help to eliminate child marriage in South Asia

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Child marriage is a persistent issue in which more than 60 million girls are married before they reach the age of 18. Unicef reports that almost 38% of those girls are married by age 18 in South Asia. Although the media states that child marriage is decreasing, the problem continues to exist in the region. For example, the countries with the highest rates of child marriage are Bangladesh (59%), Nepal (37%), Afghanistan (35%), and India (27%). Due to the patriarchal societies and dowry systems, child marriage still occurs throughout the entire subcontinent. Families argue that child marriage exists because of cultural and economic reasons. By donating to Unicef, we can work together to provide resources that can help educate girls and families that child marriage is not a solution for economic relief.   

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