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 6 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.