"Our children deserve better than child marriage," blogs Malaysian child rights organisation

In the time it has taken to read this article 64 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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Protect and Save the Children Malaysia

Protect & Save the Children Malaysia aims to build safe communities where children are protected from sexual abuse and exploitation. It advocates for effective prevention education, strengthened support services while forging partnerships with communities.