According to the International Center for Research on Women, 1 in 9 girls worldwide are married before the age of 15 years.
Girls are less than 15 years and have been forced to marry five times more likely to die in childbirth than women who is 20 years old. There is also more likely to experience domestic violence and live in poverty.
"Marriage at a young age is violation of human rights and robs girls to education, health and their long-term prospects," he said last year in the newspapers the Babatunde Osotimehin, MD, director of the UN Fund for Population. A girl gets married while still a child is a person whose capacities will be completed."
While child marriage are almost everywhere, rates vary dramatically depending on the region. In rural South Asia, for example, almost half of the girls will marry before their 18th birthday, according to statistics from the United Nations.