From Baltimore to Bangladesh, let’s end child marriage

Photo: Susan Landmann

In the time it has taken to read this article 61 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

About the author

Helena Minchew

Helena Minchew is co-chair of Girls Not Brides USA, an advocacy coalition comprised of more than 50 US-based member organizations working to end child marriage, and a women's rights advocate at the International Women's Health Coalition.