Four things we’ve learned about child marriage in West Africa

Photo: Plan International West Africa

In the time it has taken to read this article 46 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

Faty Kane

Faty Kane is a campaign leader and social justice activist with over ten years of experience advocating for female leadership and girls’ education. Faty manages Plan International’s global campaign ‘Because I Am A Girl’ across West and Central Africa, aiming at ending child marriage and keeping girls in school