Victory! Zambia Bans Child Marriage!

Openhearted Rebel


From Earth We Are One

Child marriage ban, finally in Zambia, to hit the overwhelming use of women or girls as tools of income right in the kisser.

“People [in rural areas] perceive a girl child as a source of wealth, and would rather give the girl into marriage to raise funds for educating the boy child.” 

Nearly one-third of girls under 18 used to get married, 4 percent of that are married under 15. Let’s give some life to these numbers. If there are 7,323,771 females in Zambia around the year 2014. 1/3 around of them get married at 18 which is 2,441,257. That is so many children getting married before they even have a shot of what life could be. Now out of 2,441,257, 4% are married under 15 years of age. 97,650.28 females have been married in 2014 under the age of 15 in Zambia.

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