Fragile states, fragile lives: Child marriage amid disaster and conflict

Photo: Pierre Holtz

In the time it has taken to read this article 42 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

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations