Child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050 – UNICEF

Posted on November 26, 2015 in News

26 November 2015 – Nearly half of the world’s child brides in 2050 will be African, if current trends persist, due to the continent’s rapid population growth and lagging social reforms, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned, calling for sharper focus on reaching the poorest and most marginalized girls with quality education and a host of other protective services. Read more