Ending child marriage is the key to keeping girls in education - our message to G7 leaders

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In the time it has taken to read this article 39 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

Heather Barclay

Girls Not Brides

Heather is Head of Policy and Advocacy at Girls Not Brides.