Scourge of Child Marriage in Africa Continues

“I’ve never experienced happiness in my marriage. I’ve never seen the benefit of being married,” Chimwemwe told me when I interviewed her in a small village in rural Malawi. Chimwemwe was just 12-years-old when she married a 17-year-old boy to escape poverty at home. Like many girls I have interviewed in South Sudan, Tanzania, and Malawi about their marriages, she was hoping for a life of love and prosperity, but instead endured poverty and violence at the hands of her husband. Read more here:

https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/01/31/scourge-child-marriage-africa-continues?utm_source=Child+marriage+in+the+News+-+Girls+Not+Brides&utm_campaign=cab8df1d91-CM+in+the+news+11%2F02%2F17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c21d02558c-cab8df1d91-397922041

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