Building an Africa fit for women and girls

Photo: Photo credit: Joy for Children Uganda [www.joyforchildren.org]

In the time it has taken to read this article 48 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

Yemurai Nyoni

Yemurai Nyoni is a 23-year-old youth advocate on sexual and reproductive health from Zimbabwe.