Fragile States, Fragile Lives - Child Marriage Amid Disaster and Conflict

Author:
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Publisher:
Council on Foreign Relations
Publication Date:
24 June 2014
Tags:
Africa, Sustainable Development, Legal and Judicial Affairs, Arms and Military Affairs, Refugees and Displacement, Human Rights, Children and Youth

For decades, child marriage has been viewed as an unfortunate but inevitable social ill. Few policymakers have considered its eradication feasible given how entrenched the practice is across the globe: one in three girls worldwide marry before the age of eighteen and one in nine girls marry before the age of fifteen.

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