Malawi passes a landmark bill securing protection of children from early marriage and amending Constitution

By Jessie Kabwila, 21 February 2017
The Malawi Parliament on Tuesday passed a landmark bill to amend the Constitution and harmonise the age of a child with other relevant laws thereby securing the protection of children against early marriage. There has been an outcry amongst Malawians led by civil society organisations that Section 14 of the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Act of 2015 which put the age of marriage at 18 w[...] Read more here: Above Whispers


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