Africa meets against child marriage

Child marriages continue to afflict the continent
Child marriages continue to afflict the continent

The African Union (AU) this week takes the battle against child marriage to Lusaka, Zambia where this global phenomenon will be discussed for two days.

The regional body has described the situation as multifaceted, which goes beyond just human rights violation to a spectrum of social issues such as gender-based violence and health complications, hence an urgent need to join forces against it.

The meeting will attract AU member states, ministers whose portfolios cover social development and children’s affairs, finance ministers, religious and community leaders.

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