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Yao Chief Warns Against Child Marriages

Paramount Chief Kawinga has warned all Yao chiefs in the country that anyone found marrying or impregnating a young girl will be suspended or removed as a chief. He made the remarks in Dedza yesterday during a Chiwanja cha Yawo event. The Chief asked all Yao's to be good examples to other tribes by empowering young girls to go to school and build their good futures. He...

Inkosi ya Makosi M’mbelwa of Mzimba terminates 3 marriages involving minors

Inkosi ya Makosi M’mbelwa of Mzimba has taken the battle against child marriages to an advanced stage as he has just terminated three marriages involving minors and handed them to police through his special committee on the elimination of child marriage. According to a statement from his royal office, the first marriage involved Sydney Nkhata, 20, a standard Seven dropout who married a 17-year-old girl. The...

More than 20, 000 girls fell pregnant from March to August this year, while 12, 000 girls have married

Government has attributed the rise in teenage pregnancies and child marriages to the closure of schools due to Covid-19. Speaking in Mzuzu, Director of Child Development Affairs in the Ministry of Gender, Community Development and Social welfare McKnight Kalanda said government is working with other partners in supporting the teen mothers and rescuing the children from marriages. In 2019, Malawi registered 10 000 teen pregnancies and...

IBSA Against Child Marriages, Gender Disparities In Malawi

India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) have committed to provide additional financial support towards local initiatives aimed at eliminating child marriages and gender disparities in Malawi, especially in the rural areas. The ambassadors of the three countries to Malawi made the pledge on Monday in Dedza where UN Women is implementing the pilot Eliminating Child Marriages Project with funding from India, Brazil and South Africa. The...

Ntcheu leaders against child marriage

Today in Ntcheu, the chief council is meeting where traditional leaders are banging heads on how to end rising cases of child marriage. Ntcheu District Social Welfare Officer, Mike Makalande, says, further to this, the district has registered 562 teenage pregnancies in the six months stay-home occasioned by Covid-19. World Vision has sponsored the meeting where in attendance are End-Child-Marriage- campaign ambassador, Inkosi ya Makhosi Gomani...

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