When the mother is a child: the impact of child marriage on the health and human rights of girls

  title={When the mother is a child: the impact of child marriage on the health and human rights of girls},
  author={Anita Raj},
  journal={Archives of Disease in Childhood},
  pages={931 - 935}
  • A. Raj
  • Published 7 October 2010
  • Sociology
  • Archives of Disease in Childhood
Child marriage (marriage before age 18 years) is an internationally recognised health and human rights violation disproportionately affecting girls, globally. Although the practice of girl child marriage has decreased substantially over the past 20 years,1,–,3 it remains strikingly pervasive in some world regions, particularly South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa where up to 50–70% of girls in some countries are married prior to age 18 years2. However, the practice is not limited to these areas of… 
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