Changing the game: How girls’ sports participation in India is helping to end child marriage

Photo: Priyanka Verma / Girls Not Brides

In the time it has taken to read this article 63 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 authors

Priyanka Kumari

  • Youth Activist

Mahila Mukti Sanstha

Girls Not Brides

Girls Not Brides is a global network of more than 1,600 civil society organisations from over 100 countries committed to ending child marriage and ensuring girls can reach their full potential.

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Changing the game: Sports for gender equity and ending child marriage

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India

Region: South Asia

Coalitions

Jharkhand, India

Formed in September 2017, the state-level partnership to end child marriage is currently composed of over 30 organisations from all 24 districts and coordinated by Association for Social and Human…