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The UN is warning that the pandemic is reversing progress to tackle child marriage

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The UN is warning that the pandemic is reversing progress to tackle child marriageThe UN is warning that the pandemic is reversing progress to tackle child marriage

News24xx.com - The UN is warning that the pandemic is reversing progress to tackle child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). 

The UNFPA, the UN's reproductive and sexual health agency, says an extra 13 million girls could be married off and two million more endure FGM in the next 10 years because of disruption caused by the coronavirus.

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"The pandemic both makes our job harder and more urgent as so many girls are now at risk," UNFPA head Natasha Kanem said at the launch of a report into the "silent and endemic crisis" of harmful practices against girls and women. 





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