Youth campaigners in Norway are pushing for 18 as the age of marriage

Photo: Plan International Norway

In the time it has taken to read this article 33 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 2 seconds

About the author

Andreas Gjone

Plan International Norway

Andreas Gjone is Communications Adviser at Plan International Norway.

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