How one organisation is mobilising parliamentarians to end child marriage worldwide

In the time it has taken to read this article 47 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

Mónica Adame

Mónica Adame is the Director of the Gender, Equality and Population Programme at Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA). She is based in New York and can be reached at: Parliamentarians for Global Action is a non-governmental, non-partisan international network of 1,300 legislators in 143 elected parliaments, that informs and mobilises Parliamentarians to advocate for human rights and the rule of law, democracy, human security, non-discrimination and gender equality. For more information about PGA, please visit:

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