Mozambique’s national strategy on child marriage: a ray of hope for girls

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In the time it has taken to read this article 50 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 authors

Albino Francisco

Girls Not Brides Mozambique

Albino Francisco is the Executive Director of the Civil Society Forum of Child Rights in Mozambique (ROSC) and the coordinator of the national partnership Girls Not Brides Mozambique.

Persilia Muianga

Girls Not Brides Mozambique

Persilia Muianga is Child Protection Senior Manager at World Vision Mozambique, a member of Girls Not Brides Mozambique"