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Malawi makes strides in ending child marriage – what next?


Malawi: Constitution no longer allows child marriage


Putting girls at the centre in Malawi


Tostan’s community-empowerment training: A Q&A with participant Charles Banda from Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO), Malawi


SADC Model Law: one step closer to ending child marriage in Southern Africa


#MyLifeAt15 takes off on Day of the Girl 2015


Malawi sets legal minimum age of marriage at 18


Malawi: Memory Banda, a warrior’s cry against child marriage

In "The Child Within", Camfed tackles the issue of child brides and teenage pregnancies in Malawi.

“The Child Within”: When marriage starts, education ends

"I did not know anything about marriage" -Testimony of a child bride, from Malawi - Human Rights Watch

Malawi: “I was told never to deny him sex” Kalinde’s story

Testimony of a child bride from Malawi - Human Rights Watch

Malawi: “I’ve never experienced happiness”: Chimwemwe’s story

Loveness dropped out of school after getting pregnant. She faces an uphill battle to go back to school.

Loveness, a mother at 14

With the help of her brother Khadija avoided marriage.

Khadija’s story, Malawi




Sub-Saharan Africa

Ending Child Marriage in Malawi: Gaps and opportunities in legal and regulatory frameworks

This Plan International policy brief analyses the gaps and opportunities in legal and regulatory frameworks associated with child marriage in Malawi.

In-depth review of legal and regulatory frameworks on Child Marriage in Malawi

Plan International review analyses domestic and regional legislation that prohibits and/or perpetuates child marriage in Malawi.

Child marriage in Malawi - Human Rights Watch

“I’ve never experienced happiness”: child marriage in Malawi

Author Agnes Odhiambo, Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch documents the impact of child marriage on girls in Malawi, examines shortcoming of exisiting programmes, and makes recommendations to end child marriage.

Protecting the girl child: Using the law to end child, early and forced marriage and related human rights violations

Author Equality Now

Provides legal research on the implementation of age of marriage laws in 18 countries and illustrates the impact of child marriage on a girl’s life through case studies.

UNFPA child marriage country profile: Malawi

Author UNFPA

This factsheet is part of a series of country profiles for 41 countries with a child marriage prevalence of 30 per cent or more, put together by UNFPA in October 2012.

Case studies (Etudes de cas)

Campagne de retour à l’école: Initiative de Mfera en faveur de l’éducation

Author: Girls Not Brides, Camfed  |  28.09.2015

Toolkits (Boite à outils)

Together for girls: violence against children surveys

Author: Together for Girls  |  31.07.2015