Central African Republic (CAR) adopts national strategy to end child marriage (2024-2027)

On 10 May 2024, the Government of Central African Republic adopted a national strategy to end Child marriage, in response to the alarming prevalence of child marriage in the Central African Republic (source: UNICEF press release, 13 May 2024).

In the time it has taken to read this article 11 girls under the age of 18 have been married

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 2 seconds

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