‘UK government must act now to end child marriage’ - charity
ONE girl is married off every three-and-a-half seconds worldwide, a new report reveals.
They face early pregnancy, being pulled out of school and serious health complications including HIV.
The Breaking Vows study by charity Plan UK states ten million under-18s marry every year – one in seven under-15s in the world’s poorest countries.
While acknowledging Britain’s role in tackling early and forced marriage internationally, Plan is calling on the UK government to do more.