Country Malawi
Year 2015
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls, Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description


The Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations law will address the issues of child marriages in Malawi, as it raises the age of marriage to 18 years old.  Further, the law will protect women, young, old and the girl child, against any form of abuse or violence-emotional, physical or otherwise-that are related to marriage, sexual relations and family. It will also hold those parents, who marry their children off below the age of 18, accountable to the law and ensure their prosecution.

Source of Information

The Government of Malawi 2015

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