How rural girls are standing up to child marriage in India

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In the time it has taken to read this article 48 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

Dipanwita Bandyopadhyay

Dipanwita Bandyopadhyay is District Project Coordinator in Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India for of Landesa, a global development non-profit that works to secure land rights for the world’s poor women and men. Follow Landesa on Twitter: @Landesa_Global.