Pakistan: Meet Samina, the former child bride making her village ‘child marriage-free’

Photo: Bedari

In the time it has taken to read this article 54 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


Samina is a community volunteer with Bedari, a civil society organisation working for the human rights of women and girls in Pakistan.

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