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Child abuse in Asia

Kindermisbruik in Azië Terre des Hommes

Forced child marriages, teenage pregnancies, sexual abuse and violence against girls and women are widespread in Asia. Child marriages are 'commonplace'. In Bangladesh for instance, 17 per cent of the girls marries before they are 15 years old. In Asia, out of every thousand girls between 15 and 19 years old, 62 give birth. The majority of the married girls in Bangladesh have two children before they are eighteen years old. Half of the children in India say they have been sexually abused at some point, but cases of abuse are seldom revealed.