3 ways girls' education can help end child marriage

Education is a powerful strategy to end child marriage and ensure girls can fulfil their potential. Here are 3 ways the access to and quality of girls’ education can help in the movement to end child marriage.

Photo: Radha sits a national exam for talented students at a testing centre in Rajasthan, India. Radha was married when she was 16 along with her older sister, but has not yet gone to live with her husband as she is completing her education.
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In the time it has taken to read this article 46 girls under the age of 18 have been married

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 2 seconds

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