Court Upholds Ruling to Ban Child Marriage in Tanzania
In a landmark ruling, Tanzania's highest court has upheld a 2016 ruling that raised the minimum age of marriage to 18. Human rights analysts say the court's decision to uphold the law benefits millions of youth, especially those in traditional communities or rural, disadvantaged areas who are most vulnerable to early marriage.
Campaigning for a child marriage-free Tanzania (file photo).
If efforts to end child marriages and reduce fertility rates were fruitful, the country would generate almost U.S.$5 billion in annual benefits in 15 years, says the World Bank. Read more »
Despite Africa's effort to be at par with their international communities, there are still traditions that hinder the success of achieving global goals, especially regarding the ... Read more »