Call for Early Marriages to be Criminalised

Zambia’s first lady calls for the introduction of a new law to criminalise perpetrators of early marriages

Zambia’s first lady, Christine Kaseba, calls for the introduction of a new law to criminalise perpetrators of early marriages to help curb the vice.

Kaseba states that criminalising the act is the only sure way of fighting early marriages to ensure the protection of the girl-child as well as seeing a reduction in such practices.

She stresses that stiffer penalties need to be established to reduce the current percentage of girls being married off before the age of 17.

To read the article titled, “Criminalise early marriages - Kaseba,” click here.

Source: 
All Africa

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