Different cultures have their own ways of marking the passage to adulthood.
Mike Williams of the BBC interviews Susie, a teenage girl from Kenya, about the challenges of coming of age in the Maasai community, from undergoing female genital mutilation to escaping her child marriage.
Thanks to our member Coexist Initiative for arranging the interview and allowing Susie's voice to be heard.
In the time it has taken to read this article 5 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