It’s Time to Close the Loopholes on Child Marriage in the U.S.

Today, child marriage is a global epidemic. Every year, 12 million girls are married as children, and approximately 650 million girls and women alive today were married before their 18th birthday. Although the global rate of child marriage has declined in the past decade—25 million marriages have been prevented due to increased attention to the issue—progress is not happening fast enough. If current trends continue, another 150 million girls will become child brides by 2030.

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