Yemen could seize moment to ban child marriage

In the time it has taken to read this article 49 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

Nadya Khalife

Human Rights Watch

Nadya Khalife is a women's rights researcher for Human Rights Watch, focusing specifically on the Middle East/North Africa region.