Advancing the Ending Child Marriage and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Agenda at CPD57

The UN Commission on Population and Development adopted by consensus the Declaration on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development, reaffirming the ICPD Programme of Action and key actions for its further implementation. 30 years after the ICPD Programme of Action, barriers persist for girls and women worldwide in accessing crucial information and services related to sexual and reproductive health, hindering efforts to end child marriage.

In the time it has taken to read this article 53 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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