Afghanistan launches national action plan to end child marriage

Photo: Mette Bastholm/ Helmand PRT/ Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Department for International Development 2012

In the time it has taken to read this article 32 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