Eradicating Child Marriage in Malawi – Women Deliver

Eradicating Child Marriage in Malawi


Let Girls Lead, through the utilization of an incubator-style model, has worked with local leaders who empower girls to advocate for their rights. By providing them with funding, training, and the ongoing support they need to advocate effectively, chiefs in 22 villages have created bylaws that outlaw child marriage, charging men a fee of seven goats if they engage in the practice. Since 2011, not a single case of child marriage has occurred in southern Malawi – a testament to the power of this innovative strategy.

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