It must be recognised that legislation alone cannot eliminate child marriage: the underlying causes of child marriage such as poverty need to be remedied. The cost of schooling is one such area which the Government should examine in order to extend the reach of free education as far as possible. Another contributing factor is that of cultural and religious practices. The Government and civil society organizations need to work together spread awareness of the adverse impact child marriage has on girls. Teen Pregnancy Pregnant girls are also subjected to prejudicial treatment in schools, often being forced to leave as a result of their falling pregnant. The Constitution in section 27(2) provides that: “The State must take measures to ensure that girls are afforded the same opportunities as boys to obtain education at all levels.” The unequal treatment of pregnant girls in schools runs contrary to section 27(2) of the Constitution and this injustice must be publicized and redressed. Veritas makes every effort to ensure reliable information, but cannot take legal responsibility for information supplied. If you are looking for legislation please look for it on To subscribe or unsubscribe from this mailing list or contact Veritas please email follow us on (+263 71 893 3633) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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