'I've Never Experienced Happiness' - Child Marriage in Malawi
- Human Rights Watch
- Publication Date:
- 10 March 2014
This 69-page report documents how child marriage prevents girls and women from participating in all spheres of life. The practice violates the rights to health, to education, to be free from physical, mental, and sexual violence, and to marry only when able and willing to give free and full consent.
President Joyce Banda has been urged to address child marriage in a country where one in two girls marries before the age of 18 due to widespread poverty and a lack of ... Read more »