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A female chief in Malawi is breaking up child marriages and sending kids back to school from Quartz Africa, 04/09/2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

img-icon-newsMalawi recently passed a law making marriage under the age of 18 illegal, but in many villages, custom
supersedes law. The backlash was immediate, with some telling Kachindamoto she had no right to overturn tradition. She’s ignored the death threats, and is instead lobbying the government to increase marriageable age to 21.

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