The Maputo Protocol 10 years on: How can it be used to help end child marriage?

Photo: Ashenafi Tibebe

In the time it has taken to read this article 90 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

Kavinya Makau

Kavinya Makau is Programme Officer at Equality Now’s Nairobi Office and Coordinator of the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Campaign.