Number of child brides 'staggering,' UN agency says

July 22, 2014 8:04 PM

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Lawmakers, aid workers, advocates gather in London for Girl Summit 2014, focusing on ways to end child marriage and female genital mutilation.

As many as 700 million women alive today were married as children — a number UNICEF says will not decrease without an acceleration of the global effort to end the damaging practice.

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