Malawi: Efforts Continue to End Child Marriage
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 1:25 PM

Child marriage has been illegal in Malawi since 2017. Despite the criminalization, the practice continues to persist, particularly in rural, traditional communities, with an estimated 40 percent of girls in the nation married before age 18 (versus an estimated 20 percent globally).  NGOs, activists and others continue efforts to stop the practice.

Compiled from: Megha Mohan and Yousef Eldin, "Child marriage: I was sold into marriage for L7 at the age of 12," BBC, Nov. 28, 2023.