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Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court Outlaws Marriage For Anyone Under Age 18

Agence France-Presse: Zimbabwe bans marriage for under-18s to protect child brides
“Zimbabwe’s top court on Wednesday outlawed marriage for anyone under the age of 18 in a ruling hailed by activists as major progress towards ending child marriage…” (1/20).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Zimbabwe court bans child marriage after challenge by former child brides
“Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court outlawed child marriage on Wednesday after two former child brides took the government to court in a ground-breaking case to challenge the practice that is rife in the southern African nation. Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi asked for child marriage to be declared illegal and unconstitutional, saying it was a form of child abuse which trapped girls in lives of poverty and suffering…” (Batha, 1/21).

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