The AI African Child Marriage Snapshot Scorecard 2016


Child marriage is a practice that adversely affects girls[1] and usually leads to violations of their human rights[i].

The AU Campaign to Eradicate Child Marriages sends out a strong message that, “Child marriage is defined as a formal marriage or informal union before age 18 or any marriage carried out below the age of 18 years, before the girl is physically, physiologically, and psychologically ready to shoulder the responsibilities of marriage and childbearing.

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