Lakshmi Sundaram, Global Coordinator of Girls Not Brides, joined Ann Warner of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Maria Al-MAsani of the Madbakh Women's Initiative and Naana Otoo-Oyortey of FORWARD UK, on the set of Al Jazeera Stream to discuss why child marriage persists and what can be done to end it.
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In the time it has taken to read this article 5 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