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Mulanje records 72 child mariages, 62 preganancies

A survey conducted by the Malawi Girl Guides Association (MAGGA) has established that the number of girls that have been impregnated or got married in Mulanje during the COVID-19 school holiday amounts to 62 early pregnancies and 72 child marriages. The survey, conducted between Monday 14th September ended on Friday, 18th September, was aimed at all Area Development Committees (ADCs) in the district, as MAGGA...

Faith leaders to hold demos against ‘abortion’ bill

Faith leaders, under Evangelical Pastor's Alliance, have declared that they will hold demonstrations if the 'abortion' bill, which is to be tabled in Parliament soon, is passed. Addressing the media on Monday, the group asserted that they are against the bill to legalise abortion in Malawi. Chairman of the alliance, Reverend Vincent Chiesa of Blantyre Baptist Church said that the pastors will therefore hold demonstrations as...

Salima District Council in End-Child-Marriage Campaign

Salima District Council, with support from World Vision, has embarked on the ‘End Child Marriage’ campaign aimed at terminating marriages of children in the district. Speaking during the function on Tuesday at Tchuwa School, Senior Chief Kalonga hailed the council’s initiative and World Vision support, saying it would promote education in the district since the young boys and girls would be sent back to school. Senior...

Mulanje registers over 1,000 child marriages and early pregnancies from March to July

A study by Mulanje District Social Welfare Office has shown that the number of young girls that got pregnant and entered into early marriages due to Covid-19 is not as high as the district once feared. The study concentrated on cases registered from March through July, 2020 a period in which schools were closed due to the pandemic, to find out the extent of child...

Technology Leading To Early Pregnancies

Senior Chief Mthiramanja from Mulanje has said technology is one of factors contributing to a surge in early pregnancies and child marriages in the district. According to the Chief, due to technology, children as young as ten years old are accessing unpalatable materials including pornography. The senior chief speaking on Tuesday in Thyolo during a conference organized by Malawi Girl Guides Association (MAGGA) to explore and...

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