Girls can be trailblazers: My journey into the world of gender advocacy to end child marriage

Gender Advocate Odonghanro Dorinda shares her inspiration for working with girls and adolescents to promote gender equality and end child marriage in Nigeria.

In the time it has taken to read this article 52 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 2 seconds

About the author

Odonghanro Dorinda.

  • Gender Advocate

Twitter: @Dorinda_OtiLiz

Odonghanro Dorinda is a youth activist, Gender-Based Violence First Responder and Gender Advocate from Delta State, Nigeria. She is committed to advancing girls' rights, so they can access the same opportunities as boys.

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