Change must come from within: West African activists discuss community-led development

Photo: Tostan

In the time it has taken to read this article 36 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

Julie Rialet

  • Research & Policy Associate

Girls Not Brides

Julie Rialet is Research & Policy Assistant at Girls Not Brides. Julie works within the Learning Team to conduct research, highlight solutions to address child marriage and support members to learn from each other.