Despite near-universal commitments to end child marriage, one in three girls in developing countries will probably be married before they are 18: That’s according to the United Nations Population Fund. Most of these girls are poor, less-educated, and living in rural areas.
Over 67 million women aged 20-24 years old in 2010 had been married as girls. Half were in Asia, one-fifth in Africa.
So just how widespread is the problem in Africa? And beyond policy and legislation, what else needs to be done to stem the tide?
Peninah Karibe delves into the topic of Child marriage in this episode of Talk Africa