At TEDx Amsterdam Mabel van Oranje, CEO of The Elders, shares Ghulam’s story, who was married at 11 to a man she’d never met. Mabel argues that if we’re to help girls like Ghulam fulfil their potential, we must act now to end child marriage.
Read Mabel van Oranje: Girls, Not Brides at TEDxAmsterdam.com
In the time it has taken to read this article 4 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