Yemen takes steps towards ending child marriage - HRW

In the time it has taken to read this article 30 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

Belkis Wille

Human Rights Watch

Belkis Wille is the Yemen and Kuwait researcher with Human Rights Watch. She is responsible for researching abuses and conducting local and international advocacy on human rights issues affecting these countries.