Think about it: 18 of the top 20 nations with highest rates of child marriage are in Africa! This ancient tradition, better described as an evil scourge, has robbed millions of young girls their chance of a healthy life and future, especially as they’re forced into childbirth well before they’re physically or emotionally mature.
In fact, according to GirlsNotBrides, an NGO working to eradicate child marriage, an average of 15 million young girls are forced into marriage every year. Read on to know more about how child marriage impacts the overall development of Africa.
Ending Child Marriage In Africa:
Infographic by – Girls Not Brides