In East Africa, a movement to end child marriage is on the rise

Photo: FORWARD UK / Children's Dignity Forum

In the time it has taken to read this article 56 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

Françoise Kpeglo Moudouthe

Girls Not Brides

Françoise Kpeglo Moudouthe is Africa Regional Officer at Girls Not Brides.