Putting girls at the centre in Malawi

Photo: Lindsay Mgbor / DFID UK

In the time it has taken to read this article 22 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

Mabel van Oranje

Girls Not Brides

Mabel van Oranje is the Chair of Girls Not Brides.

Lakshmi Sundaram

Girls Not Brides

Lakshmi Sundaram is the Executive Director of Girls Not Brides.