Child Marriage

  • Concern over increase in child marriages in Africa

    By Nevson Mpofu The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, also known as UN Women, working together with the Women Coalition of Zimbabwe and Child Coalition have expressed concern over the increase in cases of child marriage and welcomed the new legislation to address the vice. Taking heed to India’s Founding Father,…

  • Child marriage, violence condemned

    Child marriage, violence condemned

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    By Byron Mutingwende   Cicil society organisations (CSOs) have condemned child marriage and all forms of violence against youths and children.   In its speech while commemorating the 2017 Day of the African Child held under the theme “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for Children in Africa: Accelerating protection, empowerment and equal opportunity”, the…

  • Church leaders condemn child marriage

    Church leaders condemn child marriage

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    By Byron Mutingwende Members of the clergy who represent inter-denominational leaders from churches in Zimbabwe have condemned child marriage. The religious leaders revealed that when they converged at Holiday Inn Hotel in Harare on 28 November 2016 for the Inter-denominational Dialogue on Child Marriages in Zimbabwe, facilitated by Plan International Zimbabwe. “As church leaders, we…

  • Child marriage amongst impediments to economic growth: UNFPA

    Child marriage amongst impediments to economic growth: UNFPA

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    By Byron Mutingwende   Forced marriage, child labour, female genital mutilation and other practices undermining girls’ health and rights threaten the world’s ambitious development agenda, warns the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in The State of World Population 2016, released recently.   According to UNFPA Zimbabwe, in the country, child marriage is rife with one…

  • Journalist produces documentary on Child Marriage

    Journalist produces documentary on Child Marriage

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    By Byron Mutingwende Harare-based journalist, Farai Gwenhure has produced a documentary that highlights the folly of child marriage, which is still rampant despite the fact that it has been outlawed in Zimbabwe. On the 20th of January 2016 the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe made a landmark ruling in which they struck off section 22(1) of…