Child brides, invisible and voiceless: no more!

Photo: Josh Estey

In the time it has taken to read this article 54 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

Dr. Feven Tassew

CARE Ethiopia

Dr Feven Tassew is a medical doctor with more than nine years of public health program management experience in Ethiopia. She is a trained physician from Jimma University and a public health expert with MPH from University of Innsbruck, Austria. As the SRH program coordinator of CARE Ethiopia. Dr Feven coordinates a large range of health related interventions throughout Ethiopia, ensuring technical and operational excellence in compliance with the policies and regulations of multiple institutional donors