Zim Court Outlaws Child Marriages

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court outlaws child marriage after two former child brides took the government to court
 

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court outlawed child marriage after two former child brides took the government to court in a ground-breaking case to challenge the practice that is rife in the southern African nation.
 
Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi asked for child marriage to be declared illegal and unconstitutional, saying it is a form of child abuse which trapped girls in lives of poverty and suffering.
 
The court ruled that as of 20 January no one in Zimbabwe may enter into any marriage, including customary law unions, before the age of 18, and struck down a section of the Marriage Act which allows girls to marry at 16 but boys at 18.
 
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