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 4 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.