Members of Girls Not Brides: The US Partnership to End Child Marriage have released a technical brief titled: Ending child marriage: what will it take?
The brief provides a broad overview of the causes and consequences of child marriage, potential strategies to delay the age of marriage and meet the needs of married children. It also outlines factors to consider when assessing how and where to support efforts to end child marriage.
To contact the authors of the brief, please email info@GirlsNotBrides.org
In the time it has taken to read this article 5 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