Supporting married girls in refugee and Lebanese communities

In the time it has taken to read this article 50 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 authors

Petronille Geara

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Petronille Geara is Women's Protection and Empowerment Senior Manager and Leila Younes is the Adolescent Girls Programming Manager at the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

Leila Younes

International Rescue Committee (IRC)