The absolute prohibition of unions in adolescence is not in the best interests of children.

Girls Not Brides together with civil society organisations identified discrimination, empowerment and adult-centric protectionism in the bill approved by the Mexican Chamber of Deputies and Senate.

The initiative does not address the causes of these practices and criminalises consensual unions between adolescents, preventing the exercise of their rights.

In the time it has taken to read this article 62 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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Girls Not Brides

Girls Not Brides es una alianza internacional de más de 1600 organizaciones en más de 100 países que trabajan juntas para terminar con el matrimonio infantil. Durante la última década, Girls Not Brides ha construido ecosistemas globales y nacionales para el cambio, fomentando la acción colectiva global y nacional para el cambio y la implementación de políticas.

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