Friday, November 4, 2016

7. DECREASES CHILD MARRIAGE


A high-quality education for girls is a critical strategy for preventing child marriage and improving the lives of girls who are already married. Across 18 of the 20 countries with the highest prevalence of child marriage, girls with no education are up to six times more likely to marry as children than girls with a secondary education.*

* ICRW (International Center for Research on Women). 2006. Too Young to Wed: Education and Action toward Ending Child Marriage, Brief on Child Marriage and Domestic Violence. Washington: ICRW.

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