Malawi to increase legal age of marriage to 21

From Face of Malawi Sat Nov 10 2012, 06:56:05

Malawi plans to increase its legal marriage age from 15 years to as high as 21 in an effort to reduce one of the world's highest rates of mothers death in childbirth. The government said it would amend the Marriage Age Bill following a directive from its president, Joyce Banda. Mrs Banda has already won [...]

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