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US Embassy: 12 mln underage girls forced to get married annually

The US embassy in Afghanistan stated that child early and forced marriage is a human rights abuse that must be stopped.

“12 million girls a year are married before the age 18– that’s 23 girls every minute whose health, education, and opportunities are at risk,” the embassy added.

The news comes as former finance minister had announced that 28% of girls got married before 18 and 4% before 15 as well as 79% of women in Afghanistan were jobless.

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Source: Aamaj News

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