Girls Not Brides awarded Geuzen Medal for human rights

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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

About the author

Ettie Bailey-King

Girls Not Brides

Ettie is Communications Associate at Girls Not Brides: the Global Partnership to End Child Marriage.