My vision: How young Africans can drive efforts to end child marriage

Photo: Ashenafi Tibebe / The Elders

In the time it has taken to read this article 51 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 2 seconds

About the author

Jude Thaddeus

Organisation of African Youth Cameroon

Jude Thaddeus is a youth activist and the president of Organisation of African Youth. You can follow him on Twitter: @judejudoh.

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