A simple solution to a major problem: how information empowers girls against child marriage

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In the time it has taken to read this article 49 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

Amit Kumar Ghosh

Landesa

Amit Kumar Ghosh is District Project Coordinator in Cooch Behar, West Bengal for Landesa, a global development non-profit that works to secure land rights for the world’s poor women and men. Follow Landesa on Twitter: @Landesa_Global