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Child marriage in Burundi

Child Marriage in Burundi. In 2017 in Burundi, 20% of girls are married off before the 18 yo. 3% are married before they turn 15.[1]

According to ASASS-Burundi, early and forced marriage hinders efforts to prevent HIV transmission because early sexual contact puts girls at a higher risk of sexual health problems, including HIV infection.[2]

Burundian girls still suffer the consequences of forced marriage especially when they are pregnant before adult age[3]

References

  1. ^ "Child marriage around the world: BURUNDI", Girls Not Brides
  2. ^ "FORCED MARRIAGE IN BURUNDI PUTS YOUNG GIRLS AT RISK OF HIV INFECTION", Girls Not Brides
  3. ^ Bella Lucia Nininahazwe, "More than 413 girls forced into marriage in 2016", Iwacu English News