New research on child marriage in 2016: what did we learn?

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In the time it has taken to read this article 42 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

Ellen Travers

Girls Not Brides

Ellen Travers is Head of Learning at Girls Not Brides.

Meg Greene

Greene Works

Margaret Greene is President of Greene Works and convenes a research network on child marriage.