Fatoumata's story, The Gambia

Photo: Lilli Loveday, Tostan Project Assistant in The Gambia

In the time it has taken to read this article 11 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

Lilli Loveday

Lilli Loveday is Tostan Projects Assistant in The Gambia.