29 February 2016 – Government is set to introduce a Bill in Parliament that seeks to facilitate the speedy alignment of Marriage Laws and the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act to the Constitution, Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development Minister Nyasha Chikwinya has said. Addressing delegates to a symposium on child marriages on Friday, Minister Chikwinya said the landmark ruling invalidating child marriages was a major milestone in the campaign against the scourge in Zimbabwe.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 24 February 2016 – African leaders, including ministers of health, finance, and other line ministries, have gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa – the first-ever ministerial-level convening with a singular focus on ensuring that people across the continent can get access to life-saving vaccines.

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Addis Ababa, 23 February 2016 - A new report issued today by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean Region shows that despite considerable progress in expanding access to vaccines in Africa, one in five children on the continent still do not receive life-saving immunizations. Africa’s routine immunization coverage of 80% is the lowest of any region in the world.

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NEW YORK, 12 February 2016 - As we mark the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, tens of thousands of boys and girls are associated with armed forces and groups in conflicts in over 20 countries around the world.

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1 February 2016 - The African Union (AU) reiterated its commitment to stop illegal migration of African youth to developed nations alongside child marriages noting that they are a blot to the continent's image.

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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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30 January 2016 - The Executive Council at their 28th Ordinary Session held on 27 and 28 January 2016 at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, elected one member of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACEWRC).

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25 January 2016 – The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is developing a national strategic framework to end child marriage in Ghana.

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22 January 2016 – The Joshua Generation Church must change its stance on corporal punishment in the home within 30 days and the Cabinet must fast-track a change of legislation to outlaw spanking of children‚ the South African Human Rights Commission said on Friday.

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20 January 2016 - The Constitutional Court on Wednesday 20 January 2016 struck down the uncivilized practice of child marriages in a ground-breaking decision which outlaws and puts finality to the nagging problem of child marriages.

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