A poignant reminder

In the time it has taken to read this article 48 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

About the author

Jeffrey Edmeades

Jeffrey Edmeades, a social demographer at the International Center for Research on Women, was recently reminded that in the end his work is about the people, the millions of girls affected by child marriage.

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