Child marriage in Costa Rica: in conversation with director Dana Ziyasheva

In the time it has taken to read this article 20 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

Dana Ziyasheva

‘Defenders of Life’ is Dana’s first feature film about indigenous and women's rights issues. Beforehand she worked with the United Nations for over two decades.