The legal loopholes that perpetuate child marriage

In the time it has taken to read this article 43 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

Megan Arthur

World Policy Forum

Dr. Jody Heymann

World Policy Forum

Aleta Sprague

World Policy Forum