The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) reports more than 50 million child brides worldwide, a number the agency predicts will double over the next decade.  And, according to Plan UK, a girl under the age of 18 is married every three seconds…often without her consent and sometimes to a much older man.”  READ MORE: Child marriage condemns millions of girls to poverty, TrustLaw (August 1, 2011).