World Bank: Ending Child Marriage Would Boost West, Central Africa Economies 1 234 567

World Bank: Ending Child Marriage Would Boost West, Central Africa Economies

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Khady Faye was 11 when her mother told her she would soon be getting married.

“There was a party but I didn’t go. Everyone made beignets, but I went into the forest and cried. I stayed there until dark, " she recalls.
 
Faye soon found out she was pregnant. Her family supported her decision to divorce her husband and took in her son when he was born.
 
But her life had been upended.

West and Central Africa have the highest prevalence rates of child marriage on the...

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