“Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18 – that is 28 girls every minute”, quoted Ms. Heather Hamilton, Interim Executive Director, Girls Not Brides.
On the July 28 Webinar, the GIRLS Inspire team had the pleasure of learning from Girls Not Brides about the global partnership taking place to battle the prevalent issue of Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM), and the absolute importance of this work.
“If there is no reduction, 1.2 billion girls will be married as children by 2050 – equivalent to the entire population of India. “
Poverty, school drop out, persistent inequality, poor health and violence are some of the long-term impacts on girls’ lives.
View the webinar recording here and learn about what we can do as individuals, organisations and nations to address this critical issue.
Photo credit: Community mobilisation training hosted by Mann Deshi Foundation