Chiefs Eager to Fight Child Marriages

Chiefs in Zambia’s call for more support from government and the NGOs to address the rising cases of child marriages

Chiefs in Zambia’s Southern Province have called for more support from government and the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to firmly address the rising cases of child marriages in their areas.

The traditional leaders want government and NGOs to effectively involve them as ambassadors in ending child marriages as well as other related gender-based violence cases in their chiefdoms.

Chieftainess Mweenda of Chikankanta, speaking at a two-day Safe Motherhood orientation workshop organised by government, pointed out that, “We represent communities and we have influence to educate our subjects to refrain from marrying off girls, but our efforts require more support from various stakeholders.”

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Source: 
Times of Swaziland

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