Cash incentives may not matter most when it comes to ending child marriage

Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank

In the time it has taken to read this article 26 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

About the author

Arwyn Finnie

Girls Not Brides

Arwyn is Research and Policy Associate at Girls Not Brides. Arwyn supports the Learning Team by tracking child marriage trends globally, fact checking and analysing information on child marriage hot spots, and conducting desk-based research and evidence syntheses, particularly related to integrating solutions for ending child marriage into other sectors.

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