UNICEF has a report on the number of boys who married around the world. It that 115 million boys and men were married as children. Of these, one in five, or 23 million, married before the age of 15. The report is UNICEF's first ever in-depth study of child grooms. UNICEF said a lot of news on young girls forced into marriage as child brides. The new report at the same problem of forced marriage but with boys. The UN agency at data from 82 countries. It that child marriage among boys is common in countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and nations in the Pacific. The Central African Republic the highest rate of child grooms.
UNICEF on the damage child marriage does to boys. It said: "Marriage childhood. Child grooms are forced to on adult responsibilities for which they may not ready. Early marriage brings early fatherhood, and with it added pressure to for a family, cutting short education and job opportunities." UNICEF spoke about the harm child marriage to boys and girls. It said: "When we about child marriage we often think about girls, and rightly so because girls most affected, but boys do marry in childhood." It added: "[Child marriage] a burden for boys to take on adult responsibilities and roles when they are still children themselves, like for a family."