Reclaiming space: COVID-19, the girls of Guatemala and our collective

Photo: Karla Morales

In the time it has taken to read this article 8 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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La Mesa a Favor de las Niñas y las Adolescentes

The Mesa a Favor de las Niñas y las Adolescentes is made up of 24 civil society organisations, agencies and representatives that work to promote the rights of Guatemalan girls and adolescents, position their issues on the political and social agendas, create alliances and social mobilisation, promote their active participation and evidence to drive sustainable change. La Mesa a favor de las niñas y adolescentes está integrada por 24 organizaciones de la sociedad civil, agencias y representantes que trabajan para posicionar las problemáticas de las agendas políticas y sociales de las niñas y adolescentes, realizar alianzas y movilización social, promover su participación activa y la evidencia para sostener el cambio a largo plazo.