Child marriage persists across Africa. In fact, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) estimates that, based on current trends, by 2050 almost half the world's child brides will be African.
Ending the practice of child marriage and enabling girls to fulfill their potential is one of the goals of the United Nations UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign.
To read more about child marriage in Africa click here.
To learn more about this year's UNiTE Campaign: Orange the World: #HearMeToo click here.