Benin: girls' power to change the world, Ramatou's story

Photo: Daniel Djodjouhouin

In the time it has taken to read this article 29 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

Daniel Djodjouhouin

CARE International

Daniel Djodjouhouin is Sociologist-Anthropologist working for CARE International in Benin and Togo as Impact Measurement, Learning and Accountability Technical Manager. Prior this position, he held the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for Project EMPOWER, a project fighting against gender based violence in Benin” To learn more, read about CARE’s work in Girls’ Education and Child Marriage.