Silenced realities: Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Unions in Latin America

Photo: Jóvenas Latidas

In the time it has taken to read this article 37 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

Valeria María Escalante Avila

Jóvenas Latidas

Jóvenas Latidas is a campaign led by a group of young women in Latin America working for the rights of girls, adolescents, youth and women, articulated around the issue of child, early and forced marriage and unions. They create spaces to think, feel, share their experiences and transform the world we all live in! They are on Facebook and Instagram. Jóvenas Latidas es un movimiento de jóvenas latinoamericanas que lucha por los derechos de niñas, adolescentes, jóvenas y mujeres, construida a partir de la articulación frente a los matrimonios y uniones infantiles, tempranas y forzadas. Crean espacios para sentipensar, hablar de sus realidades y transformar el espacio que habitamos. Las pueden encontrar en Facebook e Instagram.