Gap Fill - Child Grooms - Level 2


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There is a UNICEF report on boys who get married. It says 115 million boys and men were married as children. About 23 of these were married before were 15. It is UNICEF's in-depth study of child grooms. A lot of focuses on young girls being forced into as child brides. The UNICEF report looks at forced marriages for boys. UNICEF looked at from 82 countries. It found that child marriage among boys is in countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. The Central African Republic has the rate of child grooms.

UNICEF commented on child marriage damages boys. It said: "Marriage steals . Child grooms are forced to take on responsibilities for which they may not be . Early marriage brings early fatherhood, and with it added to provide for a family, cutting short and job opportunities." UNICEF added: "When we think about child marriage we think about girls, and rightly so because girls are affected, but boys do marry in childhood." It said the boys are children and it is unfair they have to look after a .

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