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UN Urges Country to End Child Marriages

Originally posted on AllAfrica

The United Nations has added its voice to ongoing calls to end child marriages in Zimbabwe, saying Child marriages are not only an affront to the dignity and well-being of individual girls, but they deprive nations of the social and economic benefits that derive from an educated and skilled female population. 687 more words

Tanzania

RIPE BANANAS ARE 'READY TO EAT'

Barireeta – they will bring the cows
hard, orange-shaped breasts
rounded hips swing
graceful neck, your gait, as you
balance the water pot from the well… 156 more words

Poetry

Child Marriage in India: Loopholes in the Law

By sheer numbers, child marriage in India dwarfs the rest of the world; India has the highest number of child brides of any country.  Although the rate of child marriage is decreasing for children under the age of 15, the rate of marriage for girls aged 15-18 has increased from 26.7% in 1998-99 to 29.2% in 2005-06.   838 more words

International Human Rights Law

Slippery slope?

My granddaughter is five. She still sleeps with her favourite purple blanket and believes that she’s going to grow up to be a unicorn, but in some countries her parents might already be looking for a husband for her. 516 more words

A broken promise

I must have been little more than 9-years-old and I was still recovering from the painful experience of having lost my sight. As a visually impaired child, I had been busy finding ways to adapt myself to the new environment which I had lived in only at nights. 1,014 more words

Cherishable Memories

Ethiopia boosts its efforts to end child marriage and FGM/C by 2025 at the National Girl Summit 

By Wossen Mulatu

25 June 2015, Addis Ababa: Today, the Government of Ethiopia reiterated its commitment to put an end to child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) at the National Girl Summit held for the first time in its capital. 919 more words

Child Protection

Poverty, Gender Violence and Lack of Access to Sexuality Education fueling child marriages and teenage pregnancies in Kampala Slums

Patrick Mwesigye is a member of the Have You Seen My Rights Coalition – a partnership between organisations worldwide to promote Comprehensive Sexuality Education. In this post, Patrick looks at how a lack of this education is amongst the factors leading to some of Uganda’s most challenging issues. 713 more words

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