In Guatemala, friends unite to end child marriage

Photo: Plan InternationalInternational, Mikko Toivonen

In the time it has taken to read this article 32 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 2 seconds

About the author

María José Dufourq

María is the Development Education Officer for Plan International Guatemala, and is based in Guatemala City.

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