One year on from the Girl Summit: are we any closer to ending child marriage?

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In the time it has taken to read this article 40 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

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Lakshmi Sundaram

Girls Not Brides