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UNICEF: India's Child Marriage Numbers Drop Sharply, Driving Down Global Rate

The proportion of girls getting married in India has nearly halved in a decade, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday, which has contributed significantly to a global decline in child marriage. UNICEF said 25 million child marriages were prevented worldwide in the last decade, with the largest reduction seen in South Asia - where India was at the forefront. "India constitutes more than 20 percent of the world's adolescent population and accounts for...

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