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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 3 seconds

About the author

Kate Whittington

  • Programme Officer

Girls Not Brides

Kate Whittington is Programme Officer at Girls Not Brides. Kate conducts research and policy analysis on developments related to child marriage as well as working closely with members to support evidence-based advocacy.