2018.07.17 | The National Times
9 year-old children are given to marriage, WAA Executive Director says in an exclusive interview with National Times

“Child marriage is still a huge problem especially in the North where we have met many girls who are not going to school but already married. Despite modernity and breakthrough in science and communication, child marriage is still real in Cameroon. Till date girls are sent to marriage even before their 10th birthday. Globally about 15 million girls are married below the age of 18. In sub-Saharan Africa about 40% of girls are married as children, while in Cameroon about 1 out of every 3 girl is married below the age of 18 with the Northern region accounting for the highest rate of early marriages.”

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