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Cyclones Force Mozambique Girls To Early Marriage

Cyclones Force Mozambique Girls To Early Marriage

HUMANITARIAN organisations are battling to raise funds to fight impending malnutrition and the rising rate of child marriages in Mozambique. The crises are a direct result of the devastation brought by Cyclones Idai and Kenneth earlier this year. At risk of death, some 160 000 children under five are among 1 million people facing food […]

From Marriage To Murder, One In Four Robbed Of Childhood Globally

From Marriage To Murder, One In Four Robbed Of Childhood Globally

About one in four of the 2.3 billion children under the age of 18 have been robbed of their childhoods by child marriage, early pregnancy, exclusion from education, sickness and malnutrition The number of children who are married, pregnant, labourers, die violently or miss out on school has fallen by almost 30% to 690 million […]

After Avoiding Early Marriage, Woman Provides Free Education To Rural Girls

After Avoiding Early Marriage, Woman Provides Free Education To Rural Girls

Atsikana Pa Ulendo (APU) is a symbol of hope for girls from poor families. “My parents could not afford to pay my school fees to any other secondary school because they are poor and don’t work,” says student Emily Galeta. “They are only peasant farmers who don’t earn enough from farming. “ Emily is among […]

The Debate On Early Marriages Over The Girl Child Kicks Off In Tanzania

The Debate On Early Marriages Over The Girl Child Kicks Off In Tanzania

 Lawmakers yesterday tasked the government to explain when it will specifically revise the heavily criticized Law of Marriage Act of 1976 in order to protect young girls from being married off at a tender age. MPs from the opposition and ruling parties sounded the ‘red’ signals here Tuesday when debating budget estimates for the Ministry […]

Tanzania: Activists Oppose Govt Appeal On Marriage Act

Tanzania: Activists Oppose Govt Appeal On Marriage Act

Child rights activists say they will oppose the move by the government to appeal against the High Court ruling that outlaws the marriage of children below the age of 18. The Tanzania Ending Child Marriage Network (TECMN) has condemned the government for what it says is a portrayal of failure in its obligation to guarantee […]

‘I Just Got Trapped’: Nepal Tries To Expand Girls’ Horizons Beyond Marriage

‘I Just Got Trapped’: Nepal Tries To Expand Girls’ Horizons Beyond Marriage

Child marriage in Nepal is denying girls education and the country a boost in GDP, but the government is slowly challenging the status quo. Sajita Tamang was 14 when she got married. She says love had nothing to do with it. Now 17, Sajita recalls tearfully the pressure put on her by two women from […]