Why is girls’ education key to ending child marriage? - Day of the African Child 2014

In the time it has taken to read this article 57 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

Théophane Nikyèma

The African Child Policy Forum

Mr. Théophane Nikyèma is Executive Director of The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), a member of Girls Not Brides.