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Child marriage rates in Kingdom have not dropped in years — study

By JT - Jun 10,2018 - Last updated at Jun 10,2018

AMMAN — A study on child marriage in Jordan has revealed that the rate of underage marriages has remained at the same level for several years, according to official figures and statistics, despite the efforts of government institutions and civil society organisations.

Tamkeen Fields for Aid (TFA), which conducted the study and announced its results on Saturday, explained that the it showed that the increase in the number of underage marriages for girls is directly proportional to the increase in the Jordanian population, and that the Syrian crisis did not contribute to its increase.

Linda Kalash, TFA’s executive director, attributed the many cases of child marriage to economic and educational factors.

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