Vicious Cycle - The Cost of Child Marriage in Africa
"On average, women who have a secondary education are more likely to work and they earn twice as much as those with no education," experts say.
Mwanza Salima, one of Malawi's female chiefs promotes girls' education and has used her authority to eliminate harmful cultural practices, including child marriage. One practice ... Read more »
Lawyers in the country are urging the government to shut down an online auction for marriage rights to a teenage girl saying the practice is a gross human rights violation. Read more »
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, ... Read more »
Senegal is hosting a high-level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa. The prevalence rate of the practice in the country is 32%, according to ... Read more »
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