As Fathers across Australia awake on Sunday to appreciative offspring bearing gifts, they could spare a thought for the child grooms of Nepal who can be as young as seven.
Child marriage is mostly an issue for young girls but a new report by CARE Australia says it can also be a problem for young boys. That can lead to psychological trauma and high rates of dropping out of school to support their new families, it found.
CARE said these pre-teen children went through wedding ceremonies, then lived apart for a few years. When boys reached their early teens, the couples moved in together with the expectation of starting a family.
Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/09/05/10/17/boys-marrying-as-young-as-7-in-nepal-care#YGYZV602MM0uGYbc.99