The African Union Campaign to End Child Marriage: What next? Girls Not Brides members from across Africa speak as one

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In the time it has taken to read this article 45 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 3 seconds

About the author

Françoise Kpeglo Moudouthe

Girls Not Brides

Françoise Kpeglo Moudouthe is Girls Not Brides’ Head of Africa Engagement. Based in Dakar, Senegal, Françoise leads the development and implementation of Girls Not Brides’ strategy in Africa and works to strengthen the Partnership’s presence in the region.