Poem: "I remember"

Photo: Kirthi Jayakumar

In the time it has taken to read this article 15 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

Ashay Abbhi

The Red Elephant Foundation

Ashay Abbhi is a volunteer with The Red Elephant Foundation, an initiative that is built on the foundations of story-telling, civilian peace-building and activism for women and girls. Its aim is to work as a vehicle that projects stories that must never be forgotten and to create awareness and open up channels of communication towards creating societies of tolerance, peacebuilding and equality.