child marriage – TheNewsGuru https://thenewsguru.com Africa's fastest growing news platform Fri, 15 May 2020 17:46:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://thenewsguru.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/cropped-ico-tng-32x32.jpg child marriage – TheNewsGuru https://thenewsguru.com 32 32 Child marriage could rise after coronavirus pandemic – Experts https://thenewsguru.com/nigeria-news/child-marriage-could-rise-after-coronavirus-pandemic-experts/ Fri, 15 May 2020 17:46:33 +0000 http://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=253092 The economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic could fuel a rise in child marriage and cohabitation in developing nations, researchers warned on Friday. Researchers led by Britain’s Oxford University interviewed 345 adolescents in India, Ethiopia, Peru and Zambia for the long-term Young Marriage and Parenthood study. National and UN-led international programmes have reduced the […]

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Nigeria ranks 11th highest in child marriage – UN https://thenewsguru.com/nigeria-news/nigeria-ranks-11th-highest-child-marriage-un/ Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:49:05 +0000 https://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=164379 The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), on Wednesday said Nigeria ranked 11 among the 20 countries in the world with highest prevalence of child marriage. Mr Edward Kallon, UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, said this at the ongoing UN Women Conference 2018 in Lagos. The News Agency […]

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Malaysia pledges legislation to curb child marriage https://thenewsguru.com/news/malaysia-pledges-legislation-curb-child-marriage/ Wed, 25 Jul 2018 07:37:27 +0000 https://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=141633 Malaysian lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that limits or discourages child marriage, with the eventual goal of banning the practice, a minister in the Prime Minister’s Department told parliament on Wednesday. The legislation would tighten provisions on child marriage as an interim measure while authorities evaluated Shariah and state laws, said the minister, Mujahid Yusof […]

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Valentine: UNFPA launches campaign to end child marriage https://thenewsguru.com/news/valentine-unfpa-launches-campaign-end-child-marriage/ Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:15:48 +0000 https://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=113098 The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is promoting its “I don’t” campaign which called on the world to prioritise ending child marriage to commemorate the 2018 Valentine’s Day.   UNFPA regretted that although Valentine’s Day is celebrated as a romantic time for couples, millions of children are coupled up before they are ready, often against their […]

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