Wube-Enat's story, Ethiopia: Engaged at 10 years old

Photo: Nancy Durrell McKenna

In the time it has taken to read this article 9 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

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Safe Hands for Mothers

Safe Hands for Mothers is an international charity, dedicated to reducing maternal and infant mortality. Safe Hands makes films to educate, train and raise awareness.