27 July 2016 - I asked Martha, a Form Four (Grade 12) student at a secondary school in southern Malawi, if she considered herself a role model. Completing her education hasn’t been easy for Martha – being sent home for weeks at a time when her family struggled with school fees, trying to avoid the distractions of boys, and staying on top of challenging coursework are among the challenges she deals with.

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26 July 2016 - A Malawian man, who  featured in a BBC story as being involved in an initiation ceremony to "cleanse" young girls by having sex with them, has been arrested.

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08 June 2016 - Rights body raises alarm over attacks against people with albinism, but government dubs Amnesty report as "unfair".

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MTAKATAKA, 31 March 2016 - Chief Kachindamoto has broken up 850 child marriages in three years, and banned the sexual initiations of young girls.

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BALAKA, 1 February 2016 - The First Lady Getrude Mutharika has appealed to community leaders, parents and stakeholders in the country to take the initiative and commitment in fostering girl's education.

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14 January 2016- Traditional practices in Malawi that had disappeared such as 'fish for sex' are gradually resurfacing, much to the alarm of those working on the national HIV response.

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22 September 2015 – Going to school is supposed to empower young girls—and delay early marriage and childbirth. That’s the conventional wisdom, at least. But a new study on Malawi shows another outcome.

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July 2, 2015 - A female traditional leader in the southern African nation of Malawi has confronted the practice of child marriage by annulling 300 of these marriages and sending the children to school.

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BLANTYRE, 15 April 2015 - Malawian President Peter Mutharika has signed into law a ban on child marriages, parliament announced on Wednesday, two months after lawmakers passed a bill raising the marrying age to 18.

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LONDON, 17 February 2015 - Malawi has passed a law banning child marriage, raising the minimum age to 18 in a country where half of girls end up as child brides.

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