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24 August 2015
ZOMBA DISTRICT, Malawi – Siphati was 14 when her parents arranged her marriage to a 26-year-old tobacco farmer from Mozambique. She wanted to finish school but her parents would not let her. They did not value her education and were more interested in receiving the money the man was paying them to secure the marriage.
21 August 2015
By Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA This article was first published in the Jordan Times
20 August 2015
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – A group of experts in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), children’s rights, women’s rights and HIV & AIDS reviewed the draft SADC Model Law on Child Marriage in Johannesburg on 10-11 August.