Can religious leaders be our best allies to end child marriage?

Photo: UNICEF Ethiopia / Mersha / 2017

In the time it has taken to read this article 9 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

Julie Rialet

  • Research & Policy Associate

Girls Not Brides

Julie Rialet is Research & Policy Associate at Girls Not Brides. As Research & Policy Associate, Julie works within the Learning Team to conduct research, highlight solutions to address child marriage and support members to learn from each other.