Building our alliance: Girls Not Brides Latin America and Caribbean Regional Membership Convening

Girls Not Brides in Latin America and the Caribbean held the first Regional Convening of the membership together with 54 organisations and a committee of 19 young people from 17 countries in the region. The main objective: to draw together a collective, multi-year plan to address child, early and forced marriages and unions (CEFMU) in the region.

Photo: Mateo Ramírez y Girls Not Brides

In the time it has taken to read this article 59 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

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