How empowering girls can help end child marriage

Photo: ICRW

In the time it has taken to read this article 49 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

Ann Warner

International Center for Research on Women (International Center for Research on Women (ICRW))

Ann Warner is a senior gender and youth specialist at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), a Washington, D.C.-based applied research institute that has focused on women and girls for almost 40 years.