Less talk, more action to address child marriage in emergencies

Photo: Russell Watkins / DFID

In the time it has taken to read this article 35 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 2 seconds

About the author

Ellen Travers

  • Head of Learning

Girls Not Brides

Ellen Travers is Head of Learning at Girls Not Brides. She leads Girls Not Brides’ strategy on learning for impact and designs initiatives to help inform and advance policies and programmes which seek to end child marriage and support married girls.