We must listen and learn, not lecture

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In the time it has taken to read this article 41 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

Ela Bhatt

Ela Bhatt is founder of the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and a member of The Elders, a group of independent leaders using their collective experience and influence for peace, justice and human rights worldwide.