First-ever panel at United Nations General Assembly puts child marriage in the spotlight - September 2014

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

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Ommera Zafar

  • Policy & Advocacy Officer

Girls Not Brides

Ommera Zafar is Policy Assistant at Girls Not Brides.