Child marriage is any formal marriage or informal union where one or both of the parties are under 18 years of age. It is fueled by gender inequality, poverty, traditions, and insecurity. End of child marriage matters because it It exposes girls to violence throughout their lives and traps them in a cycle of poverty.
Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. That is 28 girls every minute . 1 every 2 seconds.
Child marriage looks different from one community to the next one so solutions must be local and contextual. This report, based on the Brides Theory of Change, describes the different approaches to the issue of child marriage.