Malawi Changes Law to End Child Marriage

For a country which, in 2015 had the ninth highest rate of child marriage in the world, the historic constitutional amendment to totally outlaw the practice has now helped to secure a better future for millions of Malawian girls.

  • Malawi:   Landmark Bill On Marriage Age Passed

    Graça Machel Trust, 17 February 2017

    The Malawi Parliament on Tuesday passed a landmark bill to amend the Constitution and harmonise the age of a child with other relevant laws thereby securing the protection of… Read more »

Young girls study (file photo).

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.