Why keeping girls in school can help South Sudan

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In the time it has taken to read this article 60 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

Agnes Odhiambo

Human Rights Watch

Agnes Odhiambo is the Africa researcher for women’s rights at Human Rights Watch