Girls Not Brides to meet Afghan and Pakistan women parliamentarians during UK visit

In the time it has taken to read this article 37 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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CPA UK is one of the most active branches in the CPA community and delivers a unique annual programme both in Westminster and overseas. Governed by an Executive Committee of parliamentarians from all main parties, CPA UK works to encourage parliamentary diplomacy and parliamentary strengthening on behalf of the UK Parliament and the wider CPA.