UN General Assembly adopts 2nd resolution on child, early and forced marriage - December 2016

Photo: UN / Manuel Elias

In the time it has taken to read this article 33 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

Matilda Branson

  • Policy Officer

Girls Not Brides

As Policy Officer at Girls Not Brides, Matilda tracks policy developments and formulates policy positions on child marriage at the national and regional levels, and is responsible for identifying international advocacy opportunities on ending child marriage, particularly around UN resolutions and implementation of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.