Coronavirus could put 4 million girls at risk of child marriage

Newly-wed Krishna, 11, attends her wedding ceremony with 13-year-old Kishan Gopal in a village near Kota in the north-western state of Rajasthan, May 16, 2010. Despite a ban on child marriages, children below the legal age tie the knot during Akshaya Tritiya which is considered one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu calendar.   REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY) - GM1E65G1UB601

Nearly 1 in every 3 girls worldwide is married before the age of 18. Image: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Emma Batha
Journalist, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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