How can we end child marriage? 8 insights from our members

Photo: Jane Minguay 2016

In the time it has taken to read this article 75 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

Kate Whittington

  • Programme Officer

Girls Not Brides

Kate Whittington is a program officer at Girls Not Brides. Kate conducts research and policy analysis on developments related to child marriage as well as working closely with members to support evidence-based advocacy. Prior to joining Girls Not Brides Kate worked for the Girl Hub, a strategic partnership between DfID and the Nike Foundation on their Girl Specialist and Monitoring and Learning teams, providing technical support on adolescent girl issues to their projects and country offices.