“Child brides must not be left behind in global response to HIV”, says Girls Not Brides at the 21st International AIDS Conference

Photo: Plan International / Nyani Quarmyne

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 2 seconds

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