A message to men and boys from Archbishop Desmond Tutu

In the time it has taken to read this article 40 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

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is Chair of The Elders, a group of independent leaders using their collective experience and influence for peace, justice and human rights worldwide.