Findings from India: low self-esteem leaves girls vulnerable to child marriage

Photo: Institute of Health Management, Pachod

In the time it has taken to read this article 17 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

Dr. Ashok Dyalchand