UN General Assembly adopts 4th Resolution on child, early and forced marriage

Photo: UN Headquarters, New York City by Yidian Cheow

In the time it has taken to read this article 39 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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Zoe Birchall

Zoe is the Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer, at Girls Not Brides. She develops global-level policy strategies, recommendations and initiatives, and supports the engagement and alignment of member organisations in global advocacy.

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