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Human Rights Watch Pushes Malawi to End Early Marriages

Human Rights Watch is appealing to Malawi's government to address what it calls “widespread child and forced marriage” in the country. The global rights watchdog says Malawi needs to set a lawful minimum marriage age to protect girls from abuse.  Government officials claims efforts are already underway to address that problem.    Government statistics show that half of the girls in Malawi will marry by their 18th birthday; some will be forced to marry when they are as...

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