Child marriages violate rights – The New Age

Date: October 12, 2012
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Name: Child marriages violate rights

Name of publication: The New Age

Name of journalist: Bongekile Skosana

Date: 12 October 2012

Country: South Africa

Theme: Young women, education, culture and tradition

Skills: Perspective, sources

Genre: News

Gem classification: Gender aware

As the country commemorated International Day of the Girl Child Yesterday, the Women Children and People with Disabilities Ministry released statistics that showed teenage girls who marry at a young age were most likely not to complete their education. The study shows that: “girls with low levels of schooling are more likely to be married early and child marriage has has shown to virtually end a girls education. Conversely, girls with secondary schooling are up to six times less likely to marry as children, making one of the best strategies for protecting girls and combating child marriage. À


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