This is the economic cost of child marriage

Sanjay (R), 25, wears a turban as he sits beside his wife Jasoda, 16, during a mass marriage ceremony in Karachi November 12, 2011. A total of 80 couples from the Hindu community across Pakistan took wedding vows during the mass wedding ceremony organized by the Pakistan Hindu Council. Picture taken on November 12, 2011. REUTERS/Insiya Syed  (PAKISTAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

About one in five girls worldwide is married or in an informal union before they turn 18. Image: REUTERS/Insiya Syed (PAKISTAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

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Director Emeritus, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP)
Natalia Kanem
Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Mabel van Oranje
Chair, Girls Not Brides
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