13 September 2017 - Lilongwe — Kanengo Police Women Network (PWN) on Saturday visited Salima police women network to encourage and empower each other on issues of girl child education.

The event that took place at Salima police station was the launch of an exchange visit between the two police stations. 

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26 June 2017 - When he took office in 2015, Tanzania's President John Magufuli was hailed as a president unafraid to roll-up his sleeves alongside citizens. His nickname, “The Bulldozer,” was meant as a compliment for his relentless work ethic. Magufuli has however come under attack for controversial and regressive remarks that girls would not be allowed back to school if they became pregnant and gave birth.

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DODOMA, April 28 2017 - 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.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 09:30

MALAWI Outlaws Child Marriage

BLANTYRE, 25 April 2017 - Malawi President Peter Mutharika has signed a constitutional amendment raising the legal marriage age to 18. The amendment marks the final step in a years-long process in Malawi to outlaw child marriage. But rights campaigners say it is just a start, and the country must now enforce the ban.

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19 April 2017 - Government says is working on enacting a law that will criminalize child marriages in Zambia.

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AWKA, 10 March 2017 - The federal and state legislatures have been urged to enact laws against female genital mutilation (FGM) across the country.

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ACCRA, 27 February 2017 - Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has called for zero tolerance on child marriages in Africa.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:00

MALAWI: Malawi changes law to end child marriage

15 February 2017 - Malawi has made a historic amendment to its constitution to fully outlaw child marriage following a year-long campaign by youth groups and organisations including Plan International.

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MAROUA/BATOURI, 10 January 2017 - “My father forced me into marriage at the age of 14 – to a man I barely even knew,” Aminatou Bello, now 16, told UNFPA in Maroua, in the extreme north of Cameroon. The marriage quickly turned violent. “I was being beaten all the time,” she said.

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MONROVIA, 4 December 2016 - In spite of all of the interventions and protocols that commit Africa to ending child marriage, figures coming out of the continent continue to be at an alarming rate and Liberia is of no exception.

 

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