Putting an end to early marriage in Niger

Photo: Plan Niger

In the time it has taken to read this article 25 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

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Plan International

Plan International is a children’s organisation working with communities in 50 developing countries to alleviate child poverty. Read more about Plan's work in Niger.