Government of Malawi Announces Increased Commitment to End Child Marriage

[Malawi, 21 November 2023] - The Government of Malawi has announced a significant step forward in their efforts to end child, early and forced marriages and unions in Malawi following a roundtable discussion.

In the time it has taken to read this article 35 girls under the age of 18 have been married

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 2 seconds

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