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    Worldwide, according to Unicef, more than 700 million women alive today were married as children. Around 125 million of these child marriages took place in Africa. The rate of child marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa is estimated at 36%.  Poverty, insecurity, gender inequality and the low value placed on girls,  and the pressure to uphold traditional practices perpetuate the practice despite the dire consequences for millions of girls. Use this discussion forum to share ideas about ending the practice.

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