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Poverty Is One Of The Main Drivers Of Child Marriage

Globally, as it stands, a whopping 650 million girls have gotten married before the age of 18 years old. According to Unicef, this number increases by 12 million every year.

Nearly 30% of global child marriages happen in the South Asian region.

What does the situation look like In Malaysia? This whitepaper explores the severity of this issue and how poverty perpetuates the cycle of underage marriages. Can we put a stop to child marriages and let children be children? Find a list of organisations that are helping to put a spotlight on this issue and lowering the risk of children being wed. 

This whitepaper is at Level 2. It has been fact-checked. Find out what is Level 2 and how you can help to get it to Level 4 by downloading the whitepaper.

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