Children are the angels of the earth. We must do more to protect them

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In the time it has taken to read this article 68 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

Muhammad Aslam

Muhammad Aslam is a Programme Manager at the Peace Foundation. Peace Foundation works in sexual and reproductive rights advocacy and the provision of medical and surgical abortion services. It also works for the elimination of physical, sexual and psychological violence against women and children in Sindh Province of Pakistan.