The economic and human costs of child marriage – and what we can do about them

Photo: David Snyder / ICRW

In the time it has taken to read this article 38 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

Rachel Clement

Rachel Clement is co-chair of Girls Not Brides USA.