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Honduras - Child Marriage Ban 9:31According to The World Bank, 15 million girls marry before the age of 18 globally. It’s a phenomenon that's common in many poor nations around the world. One of the countries with the highest rates of underage marriage has been Honduras. But in 2017 lawmakers passed a landmark ruling which raised the marital age from 16 to 18. The new law is a big adjustment for Honduras where marrying very young has always been part of the culture. Correspondent Harris Whitbeck...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #216

Sunday, January 20 at 10:30 am on 12.2


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