Students, not brides: Why ending child marriage and advancing girls' education must go hand in hand

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In the time it has taken to read this article 7 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

Lakshmi Sundaram

Girls Not Brides

Lakshmi Sundaram is the Global Coordinator of Girls Not Brides.