In my community child marriage is a barrier to girls’ education

Photo: Ashenafi Tibebe / The Elders

In the time it has taken to read this article 33 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

Otahelp

World Pulse

Otahelp is from Nigeria. She is a guest blogger for World Pulse.