Marriage before the age of 18 is a fundamental violation of human rights. While the practice is more common among girls than boys, it is a violation of rights regardless of sex. Although the impact on child grooms has not been extensively studied, marriage may similarly place boys in an adult role for which they are unprepared, and may place economic pressures on them and curtail their opportunities for further education or career advancement. When a couple cohabitates, the assumption is often that they are adults, even if one or both has not yet reached the age of Additional concerns due to the informality of the relationship — in terms of inheritance, citizenship and social recognition, for example — may make children in informal unions vulnerable in different ways than those who are formally married.
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Child Marriage is defined as a marriage of a girl or boy before the age of 18 and refers to both formal marriages and informal unions in which children under the age of 18 live with a partner as if married. Child marriage affects both girls and boys, but it affects girls disproportionately, especially in South Asia. South Asia has the highest rates of child marriage in the world. India has the largest number of brides in the world — one-third of the global total. Bangladesh has the highest rate of child marriage in Asia the fourth highest rate in the world. Nepal has also one the highest rates of child marriage in Asia for both boys and girls.
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Nevertheless, child marriage is common in many parts of the world, claiming millions of victims annually--and hundreds of thousands of injuries or deaths resulting from abuse or complications from pregnancy and childbirth. Child marriage has many causes: In many cases, a mixture of these causes results in the imprisonment of children in marriages without their consent.