Adolescents and young women in Latin America and the Caribbean raise their voices on the global stage

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In the time it has taken to read this article 50 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

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Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage