One Step Forward, Two Steps Back for Zimbabwe's Marriage Bill?
While the Marriage Amendment Bill seeks to harmonise marriage laws and address harmful practices like forced marriages and child marriage, the document includes a ban on same-sex marriage. According to Minister Prisca Mupfumira, the objective of the Bill is "recognition of the supremacy of the Constitution, which invalidates any law, practice and custom or conduct inconsistent with the Constitution".
This is Africa, 21 May 2019
In a move that has dashed the hopes of equal treatment for the LGBTQI+ community in Zimbabwe, a Bill is set to go before that country's parliament that would uphold the ban on… Read more »
Top-left: Zimbabwean flag. Top-right: wedding bands. Bottom-left: Judge's gavel. Bottom-right: LGBTQI+ pride flag.
The Herald, 23 May 2019
The proposed Marriages Bill, 2017 seeks to harmonise marriage laws in Zimbabwe and bring the governance of marriages under a single Act. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Gaps in the Current Marriage Framework
The Herald, 22 May 2019
In the last few days, there has been much discussion about possible amendments to be made to the Zimbabwe marriage framework. Read more »
"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. Read more »
Newly appointed justice minister Happyton Bonyongwe says government has completed drafting a bill, which criminalises child marriages and is working on another bill with proposed ... Read more »