18 August 2016 - Yesterday, the Republic of Sierra Leone became the 15th country to launch the African Union campaign to end child marriage in Africa, ramping up its efforts to end a practice that affects 39% of girls in the country.
MBERA, 10 August 2016 - Mali and Mauritania both have many child brides, but at Mbera refugee camp, education and training offers opportunities to some young people.
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.
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.
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.
9 July 2016 - The Gambia and Tanzania announced the end of the practice of child marriage along with prison sentences for those who continue the tradition.
20 June 2016 - First Lady Zineb Yahya Jammeh on Thursday launched the African Union campaign called End Child Marriage, in The Gambia.
14 June 2016 - First the good news: child marriage in Ethiopia is declining.
3rd June 2016 - Civil society and young people are paving the way for change across Southern Africa.
“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” Nelson Mandela
7 June 2016 - Ratified by every country except one—South Sudan—the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women prohibit child marriage. However, despite widespread condemnation and laws against the practice, child marriage is the terrible fate that many young girls face across the world. Its persistence is mainly attributed to poverty and gender inequality.
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.