The Gambia: from grass to grace, a young feminist shapes the global agenda

Photo: Hassan Ouazzani, Girls Not Brides

In the time it has taken to read this article 19 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

Isatou Jeng

  • Project officer

Isatou Jeng is Project Officer at The Girls' Agenda, a Girls Not Brides member in The Gambia.