Surfer not bride: how Naomi waved goodbye to early marriage

Photo: Girls Not Brides/Fran Afonso

In the time it has taken to read this article 45 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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Yasmin Macé

Girls Not Brides