Africa impact sheet to end child marriage

Africa impact sheet to end child marriage

Every year, in every country and every community, violence robs children of happiness, dignity and a bright future. One example of violence against children is child marriage, which is a serious form of child abuse. Among the 15 million girls who are married every year before the age of 18, 39% of them leave in sub-Saharan Africa. World Vision in collaboration with the African Union launched a five year global campaign to end violence against children in all its forms in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa’s Agenda 2063. This publication presents the context and the progress amidst the challenges on the continent.