The testimony of a former child bride

 

By Charity Mvoso

As a victim of child marriage, it was a great privilege for me to attend the Parliamentary Forum in Ezulwini Swaziland as an observer. The meeting to adopt the Model law on eradicating child marriage and protecting children already in marriage, was very interesting as we watched the parliamentarians from several countries in the SADC region, debate on the law. The objectives of the Model Law is to provide model provisions to assist Member States enact laws on the eradication of child marriage and protecting children already in marriage and to domesticate international and regional human rights instruments dealing with, or impacting on child marriage

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