Is there ever a good reason for child marriage?

In the time it has taken to read this article 40 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

Rema Nanda

Rema Nanda of Pathfinder India, and R. Venkat Reddy of the MV Foundation India, and Ann Warner of International Center for Research on Women are all members of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage.

Venkat Reddy

Ann Warner