“Stop child marriage and continue to study”: empowering the African girl child in Kenya

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In the time it has taken to read this article 43 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

About the author

Ruth Koshal

Girls Not Brides

Ruth is the Senior Officer for Africa Engagement at Girls Not Brides. Ruth plays a central role in informing, supporting and influencing selected regional processes pertaining to child marriage in Africa.

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