Girls who marry as children are much more likely to suffer violence and abuse. That's why Girls Not Brides members celebrated the movement to end violence against women and girls. Together, we are One Billion Rising!
In the time it has taken to read this article 3 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