Giving girls a chance at a real future with real choices

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In the time it has taken to read this article 29 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

Jennifer Redner

International Women's Health Coalition (International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC))

Jennifer Redner is the Senior Program Officer, U.S. Foreign Policy and Advocacy at the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC). She is the co-chair of Girls Not Brides USA.

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