Once again, International Day of the Girl Child offered an opportunity for Girls Not Brides members to rally and call for an end to child marriage, a practice that has violent consequences for girls and undermines the wellbeing of girls, their families and their communities.
From Kathmandu to California, Nairobi to London, here’s how Girls Not Brides members celebrated the occasion. Explore our world map!
In the time it has taken to read this article 4 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