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 4 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

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.