"Through thick and thin": The activist keeping girls in school and out of child marriage in rural Nigeria

Photo: Youngpearl Foundation

In the time it has taken to read this article 51 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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Girls Not Brides

Youngpearl Foundation

Youngpearl Foundation is an NGO that advocates for the rights of women and girls in rural communities in Nigeria, as well as address children’s welfare. Their work ensures that communities are empowered through women-lead involvement. Abigail is CEO and founder of Youngpearl Foundation.