Getting Child Brides Back to School in Malawi
A number of charities are working with the government, local communities and village chiefs to get young women, many of them underage brides, back to school. According to UNICEF, 9% of Malawian girls are married by the age of 15, and one in two by the time they turn 18 years old. In 2017 MPs voted to change the constitution to make marriage before the age of 18 illegal.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 23 April 2018
"The problem with our society is patriarchy ... Girls are convinced they were meant for marriage and not (to be) bread-winners." Read more »
Nyasa Times, 23 March 2018
First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has persuaded Malawians to be champions in protecting children especially girls who are often subjected to early and forced marriages. Read more »
Malawi News Agency, 11 April 2018
Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Tuesday disclosed that the country has reduced the prevalence of child marriages from 50 per cent in 2015 to 42 per cent… Read more »