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Child Protection Week l Child marriages with Jeremy Bayer

Over one hundred million boys and men around the world were married as children according to a landmark United Nations report. The study was done by the UN Children’s Fund in its first ever in-depth analysis of child grooms. Of these, 1 in 5 children, or 23 million, were married before the age of 15. While the prevalence, causes and impact of child marriage among girls have been extensively studied, little research exists on child marriage among boys. However, children most at risk of child marriage come from the poorest households, live in rural areas, and have little to no education. To speak about the psychological ramifications for early marriage when it comes to boy children is counselling psychologist Jeremy Bayer. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com

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