Ending child marriages in Zambia

Photo: Francois D'Elbee Girls Not Brides

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 3 seconds

About the authors

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a member of The Elders and co-founder of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage. Mabel van Oranje is Chair of Girls Not Brides.

Mabel van Oranje