Egypt: Girls don't have alternatives: Aaliyah's story

Photo: Jenny Matthews

In the time it has taken to read this article 43 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. Zeinab Heada

Dr Zeinab Heada is the Senior Technical Advisor for Health and the Manager of CARE Egypt's Early Marriage Project.