Ten takeaways from the Girls Not Brides Global Meeting

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In the time it has taken to read this article 60 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 Executive Director of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage. She is responsible for ensuring that Girls Not Brides delivers on its strategy and advances our collective efforts to end child marriage.