As Girls Not Brides reaches 500 members, Graça Machel, champion and co-founder of Girls Not Brides, celebrates the global movement's achievements towards ending child marriage and emphasises the urgent action that remains to be taken.
In the time it has taken to read this article 2 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