From Brazil to Norway, to Ethiopia: The many faces of child and forced marriages

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 3 seconds

About the authors

Giovanna Lauro

Giovanna Lauro is the Deputy Director of Promundo-US. Alice Taylor is the Programme Officer at Instituto Promundo in Brazil.

Alice Taylor