Africa more committed to curb child brides

LUSAKA: The inaugural African Girls Summit on ending child marriage in Africa has garnered more political and economic commitment to cease the practice though slow reduction rates remain a major challenge.

Participants have vowed to redouble efforts to eliminating child marriage by 2030 as well as employ focused interventions and measures to keep girl children in school up to the age of 18.

The meeting, that drew hundreds of delegates representing African governments, ambassadors from across the globe, developmental partners as well as civil society organisations, ended last Friday with a highly ambitious outcome statement to eradicate the prevalence of child brides.

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