Child marriage not only violates the human rights of girls, but also gravely threatens their lives, education, and future prospects. When girls are married, they are expected to begin childbearing while still children themselves, with pregnancy-related complications being a major cause of death for adolescent girls in the developing world. In Mozambique, a country with one of the highest rates of child marriage and maternal mortality in the world, efforts are underway to ensure all young girls enjoy their right to equality.
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