"Want the SDGs to succeed? Involve young people!"

In the time it has taken to read this article 21 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

Petrider Paul

Petrider is a youth advocate at Youth for Change Tanzania and an intern at Children's Dignity Forum. Petrider has experience training girls and boys on ending harmful practices in rural Tanzania as well as advocating on gender issues.