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India's child marriage numbers plunge driving down global rate: UNICEF
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In the bare dirt courtyard of a low-slung building in a small farming village, a group of girls chase one another in a round of kabaddi, a local schoolyard game a bit like Red Rover. It could be any small village school in a desperately poor rural area of India — except that these girls have barely escaped a 21st century system of slavery. More children are sold into prostitution in India than in any other country. In villages such as Simraha, it is not uncommon for girls as young as 12 or 13 to be sold. The school keeps them safe and away from the home-based brothels that they were growing up in. At this school, many of the children playing games, doing homework, helping with dinner and making crafts are the daughters of prostitutes.
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The number of girls getting married in India has nearly halved in a decade, leading to a global decline in child marriage, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF says. 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. Child marriage adds to health, education and abuse risks, and increases the chance of intergenerational poverty, Anju Malhotra, UNICEF's principal gender adviser, said in a statement. Campaigners and officials attributed the drop in child marriages to better access to education for women, and increased public awareness of the negative impact of child marriage. UNICEF has estimated that 12 million girls a year are married globally, and says more needs to be done to end the practice by — the target set under the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.