Safe PLaCES help flood-affected children and women prevent child marriage in Pakistan

In the time it has taken to read this article 45 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 author

Raheela Chaudhry

UNICEF Pakistan

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