UNICEF says child marriage is prevalent in the developing world

child marriage in Afghanistan

A third of women between the ages of 20 and 24 in developing countries are married before they turn 18, says UNICEF, the UN Children's Fund.

Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, told the UN General Assembly that worldwide, some 15 million girls become mothers before they are ready.

In this report by Gerry Adams, Mr. Lake talks about the changes that are needed, including shifts in traditional practices and behaviours.

Duration: 1’55″

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