UN Human Rights Council adopts 5th resolution on child, early, and forced marriage

Photo: Human Rights Council, UN Geneva

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 2 seconds

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Zoe Birchall

Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage