June 16 focuses on child marriages

Coming around?: Early marriages of children are common among the Bazezuru sect
Coming around?: Early marriages of children are common among the Bazezuru sect

FRANCISTOWN: Over 15 million girls are reportedly exposed to child marriages around the world and an estimated 50,000 die in low and middle-income countries during labour, a United Nations report has shown ahead of today’s Day of the African Child commemorations.

According to the report, complications from pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death among girls aged 15-19 years, in developing countries.

Of the 16 million adolescent girls who give birth annually, about 90 percent are married.

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