It's time to put an end to child marriages


Girls married before 18 are deprived of a wholesome transition to adolescence and thrown into adulthood without adequate life skills.— 123rf.com

Between 2007 and 2017, 15,000 cases of child marriages were reported in Malaysia, and as of 2018, 1,500 children marry annually.

These numbers may only be the tip of the iceberg as many child marriages are unregistered and unrecorded due to lack of updated statistical data and an existing legal framework.

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