Nigeria: Making schools safe for girls - Day of the African Child

Photo: The Wellbeing Foundation Africa

In the time it has taken to read this article 48 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

Toyin Ojora Saraki

Mrs. Toyin Ojora Saraki is the founder and President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa.

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