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Madagascar: Two young girls out of five married before their majority

Madagascar, two young girls aged out of five under 18 years marry or live as a couple before their majority.

The south and west regions of the Island are thus the most affected by early marriage in the country. Some girls are even married at the age of 8 or 9 years.

Since Tuesday, June 2and at the initiative of the President of the Commission of the African Union, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a campaign is being led to the four corners of the Island to fight the early marriage of many girls which leads to forced sexual intercourse and early pregnancies.


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