6 takeaways on ending child marriage from the 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health

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In the time it has taken to read this article 26 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 3 seconds

About the author

Emma Jackson

  • Youth delegate and researcher

Emma Jackson is a research project assistant for the Center on Gender Equity and Health in the Division of Global Public Health at UC San Diego, working on projects focused on girl child marriage and the social and behavioral risk factors of HIV domestically. Emma recently graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Health, and a minor in Anthropology.