How ensuring women’s rights to land keeps girls out of child marriage in Kenya

Photo: Deborah Espinosa / Landesa

In the time it has taken to read this article 44 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

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Landesa

Based in the US, Landesa, works to secure land rights for the world’s poorest people. Landesa partners with developing country governments to design and implement laws, policies, and programs concerning land that provide opportunity, further economic growth, and promote social justice.