I'd like to introduce myself as the new Interim Coordinator for the Girls Not Brides global partnership. I am excited about joining Girls Not Brides, and am very much looking forward to working with our partners towards making a difference in the lives of millions of girls around the world.
Before joining Girls Not Brides, I was the Head of Campaigns and Advocacy for Crisis Action in the UK. I developed global coalitions and strategies for international campaign and advocacy work on the protection of civilians in conflict situations including Sudan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma. Before this, I was a diplomat with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
— Marianna Brungs
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