By Pamela Mhlanga

Date:   08 March 2022

Child rights campaigners were unanimous in their call for Parliament to expedite the signing of the Marriages Bill because it clearly criminalized child marriages helping to strengthen child protection measures. The coronavirus has forced many girls into child marriage, pushed more families into poverty and kept girls out of school for a longer period. The Marriage Bill has been tabled in Parliament for debate for about two years with legislators arguing on various key issues pertaining to the Bill.

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