Sexual and reproductive health and rights are key to ending child marriage: Collective statement on the occasion of CPD57 and the ICPD30 anniversary

On behalf of 47 organisations working on ending child, early and forced marriages and unions, Girls Not Brides submitted a written statement to the Commission on population and Development Bureau, calling on all stakeholders - and particularly on States, which are the bearers of the responsibility to protect, respect and fulfil girls’ and women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights - to renew their commitment to accelerate implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action

In the time it has taken to read this article 97 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

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