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The contribution of laws to change the practice of child marriage in Africa

Author: Joar Svanemyr, Elisa Scolaro, Karel Blondeel, Venkatraman Chandra- Mouli, and Marleen Temmerman Organisation: World Health Organisation, Inter - Parliamentary Union Year: 2013

This study examines child marriage laws in ten countries in Africa: The Central African Republic, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Namibia, Egypt, Algeria, Ghana, Niger. It discusses the impact they have on the practice, and the unintended consequences of criminalisation.

TAGS: Egypt Algeria Ghana Niger Kenya Rwanda Ethiopia Malawi Namibia Central African Republic Sub-Saharan Africa Human rights and justice Strengthening laws and policies Birth and marriage registration Age of marriage National initiatives