Time to stop child marriage in Yemen and give girls back their childhood

In the time it has taken to read this article 44 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

Dr. Nawal Ba Abbad

Dr Nawal Ba Abbad is an eminent doctor from Sanaa who, in partnership with White Ribbon Alliance Yemen, has campaigned tirelessly for a law against child marriage in her country.