Entertainment-education and tackling child marriage: what works

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In the time it has taken to read this article 46 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 authors

Professor Martine Bouman

Kate Whittington is the Programme Officer at Girls Not Brides

Kate Whittington

Professor Martine Bouman is the Scientific Director and Founder of the Center for Media & Health in Gouda, the Netherlands