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 4 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