2022 is our year to accelerate efforts to end to child marriage

Photo: Girls Not Brides / Abdullah al Kafi

In the time it has taken to read this article 39 girls under the age of 18 have been married

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 2 seconds

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Dr Faith Mwangi-Powell