UNICEF says child marriages increased

Thursday, 15 August 2013 - 12:52


The UNICEF states in its recent report that child marriages have been increased by 20%.


It also stated that the majority of such cases were reported from rural and difficult areas of the island.


The report states that the pregnancy among the girls under 20 has also been increased by 18%.


The UNICEF report states that there is a tendency of sexual harassment on the under-aged girls in the urban areas.


The report states that the relevant authorities should take immediate action to educate children on the issue.