Human Rights Council Adopts Third Resolution on Child, Early and Forced Marriage

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In the time it has taken to read this article 8 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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Zoe Birchall

Girls Not Brides

Zoe is the Global Policy & Advocacy Officer at Girls Not Brides. She develops global-level policy strategies, recommendations and initiatives, and supports the engagement and alignment of member organisations in global advocacy.