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Paraguay: Study on forced marriages and unions disclosed

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The study revealed information on early and forced marriages and unions, as well as the close link between pregnancy, poverty and school dropout.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Plan International Paraguay presented the factors that condition girls and adolescents to the loss of opportunities, the abandonment of their life plans and the reproduction of these conditioning factors.

In 2017, some 700,000 people in the country made up the 13-17 age group, of which 16,589 were girls and women who reported being united or married, with 62.9% living in rural areas . . .

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