Belgian parliament adopts resolution urging government to prioritise child marriage in development & cooperation policy

Photo: Plan Belgium - Lisa Develtere

In the time it has taken to read this article 20 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

Anthony Vanoverschelde

Anthony Vanoverschelde is Head of Advocacy at Plan Belgium.