Every 2 seconds, a girl under the age of 18 is married. Every minute, 30 girls become child brides. Every day, 43,000 young girls will be married. And tomorrow, and the day after that. The risks are plentiful. Child marriage increases risks of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of their husbands, who are sometimes twice their age.
Let’s give girls equal access to opportunities so they can grow up to become educated and empowered women. We all have a part in ending child marriage. Let’s change the story.