427 communities abandon child marriage and female genital cutting in Senegal

Photo: Tostan International

In the time it has taken to read this article 53 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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Tostan is a non-governmental organisation aimed at empowering African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation.

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