Untying the knot: why early marriage should be seen as violence against women

Photo: Anthony Luk/World Vision

In the time it has taken to read this article 28 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

About the author

Hannah Stevenson

Hannah Stevenson is Child Rights Policy Officer at World Vision UK.

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