On Day of the African Child, Girls Not Brides held a tweet-chat to celebrate progress made to end child marriage in Africa and call for renewed action across the continent. Here are the highlights.
In the time it has taken to read this article 3 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