Every 2 seconds a girl becomes a child bride, and according to the UN,  More than 140 million girls (Before they are 18) will become child brides by 2020, if current child marriage rates continue.

9 of the 10 countries with the highest rates of child marriage are in Africa. Niger has the highest rate, at 75%, followed by Chad and Central African Republic at 68%, Guinea at 63%, Mozambique at 56%, Mali with 55%, Burkina Faso and South Sudan with 52%, and Malawi at 50%. The 10th country is Bangladesh, with 66%.