Governments urged to tackle child marriage

Around the world there are more than 700 million women who were married before their 18th birthday. Photo: UNICEF

"Governments need to openly criticise the practice of child marriage" according to experts attending a meeting at the United Nations.

Around the world there are more than 700 million women who were married before their 18th birthday.

The UN Children's Fund, UNICEF says that is a fundamental violation of their human rights.

Cathrine Hasselberg reports.

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