Network asks government to rethink decision on early child marriages

Last month, the High Court of Tanzania historically ruled against discriminatory aspects of the Marriage Act that allow for child marriage to take place. The government of Tanzania, however, has now announced that it will be appealing the court decision. WLAC, alongside the Tanzania Ending Child Marriage Network, is shocked by this move and is urging the government to reconsider.

“Child marriage is no joke and should be discarded with the highest of contempt as it takes advantage of young children and robs them of their future; development of the human race cannot occur if cultures such as these are tolerated with a casual look as if it is normal”