5 August 2016 – Tanzania Ending Child Marriage Network (TECMN) has made a call to the government to reconsider its decision to challenge a court ruling on child marriage.

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DAR ES SALAAM, 3 August 2016 – The government has filed a notice of appeal against the High Court decision to strike out all provisions in the Law of Marriage Act, 1971, which allow a girl under 18 years old to get married with her parent's consent.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016 07:47

NIGERIA: Rape of Nigerian minors

2 August 2016 - The growing rate of reported rape cases of minors in Nigeria is becoming unacceptable. What is more dreadful and unacceptable is that those involved in these criminal activities are usually treated with levity whenever they were arrested by the law enforcement agents. This disposition must change if we are ever going to deal with a situation that puts the lives and future of many of our children at great physical, emotional and psychological risk.

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2 August 2016 – The economy of Ghana has been losing some $2.6 billion annually – or 6.4 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) – due to child undernutrition, according to a new United Nations study launched today in the country’s capital, Accra.

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12 July 2016 – The practice of child marriage adversely affects the lives of millions of girls in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. In Uganda, nearly one in every two girls is married before reaching their 18th birthday. The situation is worse in Bangladesh where two out of every three women aged between 20 and 24 marry young. 

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13 May 2016 - Morocco has set the minimum working age for domestic workers at 16, drawing criticism from rights groups and social media users.

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15 July 2016 – The head of the United Nations Population Fund has, for the first time, described female genital mutilation as "child abuse".

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4 July 2016 - Senegal's President Macky Sall has threatened to send parents of child beggars to jail as a way of ending the age-old phenomenon.

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20 June 2016 - First Lady Zineb Yahya Jammeh on Thursday launched the African Union campaign called End Child Marriage, in The Gambia.

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20 June 2016 – UNICEF Botswana will next week launch a social movement called 50 minutes for Children, which will be geared at propelling and challenging individuals to dedicate at least 50 minutes of their time doing something for children. The movement, whose intentions are to engage everybody to support, care and build children, was introduced to various stakeholders by UNICEF on Wednesday in Gaborone. According to UNICEF Botswana's Head of Advocacy and Communication Tuduetso Kelapile, the movement's main aim is to inculcate the spirit of caring for and giving to children among Batswana. The idea, she says, is to eventually get everybody involved one way or the other.

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