To lift girls and women out of poverty, we must end child marriage: Joint statement submitted to the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Ahead of CSW68, Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage, together with Anti-Slavery International, the Global Campaign for Education, Soroptimist International, and CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, submitted a written statement with recommendations for the Agreed Conclusions that will be adopted at CSW68.

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In the time it has taken to read this article 59 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 2 seconds


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