Noura Hussein’s story highlights the link between child marriage and violence

In the time it has taken to read this article 28 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

Mundia Situmbeko

Girls Not Brides

Mundia Situmbeko is the Africa Engagement Officer at Girls Not Brides. Mundia focuses on strengthening our engagement in selected high prevalence countries in Africa, working with Girls Not Brides members and National Partnerships to influence governments to implement their commitments.