Walk the talk: Somalian activist calls for action on child marriage

Photo: Hawa Aden Mohamed

In the time it has taken to read this article 38 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 2 seconds

About the author

Hawa Aden Mohamed

Hawa Aden Mohamed is a campaigner for girls’ education and rights from Puntland, Somalia. She co-founded the Galkayo Education Centre for Peace and Development (GECPD) in northeast Somalia.

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