16 May 2017 - Poverty continues to impact the lives of Middle Eastern and Northern African children, according to new analysis from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which highlights that millions of the region’s young people live without quality health care or decent housing.
PRETORIA, 15 May 2017 – The widespread notion that young women in South Africa fall pregnant in a bid to cash in on the government-offered child support grant money is baseless and incorrect, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) revealed on Monday.
DURBAN, 5 May 2017 – Africans must not only pursue accelerated growth and benefit from it, but should take ownership of this growth, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday.
JOHANNESBURG, 12 May 2017 - The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), in collaboration with Graça Machel Trust, launched the 4th edition of its flagship report series today in Johannesburg, South Africa. The report entitled “The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2016, Getting It Rights: Bridging the gap between policy and…
MASERU, 02 May, 2017 –The 29th Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) is officially opened on 02  May 2017, in Maseru, The Kingdom of Lesotho
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.
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…
19 April 2017 - Government says is working on enacting a law that will criminalize child marriages in Zambia.