Child marriages: 39,000 every day – more than 140 million girls will marry between 2011 and 2020

Photo: Ann Birch

In the time it has taken to read this article 133 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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