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Early or child marriage is the union, whether official or not, of two persons, at least one of whom is under 18 years of age. 
By virtue of being children, child spouses are considered to be incapable of giving full consent, meaning that child marriages should be considered a violation of human rights and the rights of the child.
Rates of child marriage are low in Albania, but the practice is found among Roma, and in some isolated rural communities. 
 

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Shelter From the Storm: A transformative agenda for women and girls in a crisis-prone world

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A regional overview supplementing UNFPA’s State of World Population 2015

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We live in a world where humanitarian crises extract mounting costs from economies, communities and individuals. Wars and natural disasters make the headlines, at least initially. Less visible but also costly are the crises of fragility, vulnerability and growing inequality, confining millions of people to the most tenuous hopes for peace and development.

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State of World Population 2014 regional briefing

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The challenge of teenage pregnancy in our region.

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The what, how, and why of sex imbalances in Albania

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