When Parents Exchange Daughters For Smart Phones, TV Sets

By Yamikani Yapuwa, MANA Amina Mayilosi (not her real name), 16, from Namalaka Village in Mangochi was betrothed to a man based in South Africa last year. “My parents were carried away by tablet phones and a television set that my suitor’s parents brought as gifts from their son. “That time, I was in Standard Seven and I had to stop going to school because my fiancé directed so,” Amina says. But, luckily, Amina withdrew from the marriage arrangement…

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Mangochi Men Urged to Spearhead Early Marriage Fight

The clergy have commended the approach by some men in Traditional Authority Makanjira in Mangochi to take lead in ensuring that girls are protected from child or early marriages in the district. The group, which comprises 35 men aged between 25 and 50, is going around the villages in Senior Group Village Makanjira with awareness messages on why it is important to protect the girls from early pregnancies and child marriages. In an interview with Malawi News Agency, Child…

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