Girls and Women Behind Malawi’s New Child Marriage Law

Behind Malawi’s recent child marriage ban was the tireless effort of dozens of girls who advocated for an end to the practice and educated their communities. Let Girls Lead and Genet are two organizations that helped educate these girls in Malawi. Leaders from these organizations also lobbied the Malawian government, which ultimately decided to ban child marriage. The law has a troubling loophole, and educating rural communities will be a difficult task, but advocates are calling this ban a tremendous step forward in the eradication of child marriage in Malawi. Read more here: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/feb/26/girl-activists-child-marriage-malawi-let-girls-lead

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