Influencing the post-2015 process: lessons learned from civil society

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In the time it has taken to read this article 57 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 authors

Hira Anum

The African Women’s Development and Communications Network (FEMNET) is a pan-African organisation to advance African women’s development, equality and human rights.

Felogene Anumo

AWAZ Foundation Pakistan: Centre for Development Services is a civil society organisation that provides a platform to marginalised communities across Pakistan.

The African Women’s Development and Communications Network (FEMNET) is a pan-African organisation to advance African women’s development, equality and human rights. AWAZ Foundation Pakistan: Centre for Development Services is a civil society organisation that provides a platform to marginalised communities across Pakistan. FEMNET and AWAZ Foundation Pakistan are members of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage."