Allowing children to marry brings shame on Britain

Since becoming an MP, much of my time has been spent campaigning to prevent child abuse and to protect women and girls from violence. I have been outspoken against child marriage, which is often forced marriage and has devastating consequences. Unicef estimates there are 12 million child marriages in the world every year — that is 23 girls every minute. Such marriages can result in early pregnancy, social isolation, interrupted schooling, limited career opportunities and increased risk of domestic violence.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/allowing-children-to-marry-brings-shame-on-britain-chvpfh05r

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