Child Marriage

Ending Child Marriage In Nigeria

Saturday, February 25, 2017

He said that each year of education of the adolescent girl delivers an additional 11.7 percent increase in wages in later life for girls compared with 9.6 percent for men. Yet, 16 million girls between ages 6 and 11 will not start school twice the number of boys, he stated.

Osotimehin added, ”An educated mother is more likely to access sexual and reproductive health services including family planning as means of prevention of the detrimental consequences of early pregnancies such as fistula.

Child protection agency warns against early marriage

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Niger Child Right Protection Agency has warned parents against forcing their children into early marriages due to the bad consequences associated with such practice.
 
Hajiya Mairam Kolo, its Director-General, gave the warning on Wednesday in Minna, while distributing relief materials to victims of communal clashes in Lamba village of Paiko Local government area of the state.
 
She defined early or child marriage as any marriage involving a child that is less than 18 years old.
 

Child Marriage

Saturday, December 10, 2016

I am very excited, albeit cautiously, because the Federal Government has vowed to tame that monster called child marriage. But I am cautious because the forces   government will confront, even if the willpower is there, to win this battle are monstrous. Some of these forces are within government circles. But win we must because there is nothing good about child marriage. In fact, child marriage is paedophilia dressed in legitimate robes.

 

Zamfara governor’s daughter to check child marriage

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The daughter of the Zamfara state governor, Hajiya Zainab Yari, has drawn up an education programme towards checking forceful marriage through her Non-Governmental Organization, “Himma Community Health Circle Initiative (H. Coheic).
 
This was disclosed by the NGO’s Public Relations Officer, Eunice Bosua at a press conference in Gusau on Saturday.
 

Osinbajo starts campaign to end child marriage

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has launched a nationwide campaign to end to end child marriage, making Nigeria the 16th country to join an African Union campaign to end the practice by 2030.

 

Nearly one out of every two girls in Nigeria is married off under age of 18, making Nigeria the country with the world’s highest number of child brides.

 

Nigeria committed to ending all forms of harmful practices, including child marriage, against women and girls at an African Union summit in 2014, in line with Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Worried about prevalence of child marriage in Northern Nigeria, Government moves to stop practice

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, says about 65 per cent of children below 18 years were forced into marriage in the Northern region.
 
Ms. Alhassan made this known in Abuja at the launch of national campaign on ending child marriage in Nigeria.
 
She said that the detrimental consequences of child marriage on children, women, families, communities and nations at large were evident.
 

FG set to launch campaign to end child marriage

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Federal Government in Abuja on Monday announced plans to launch a campaign to end child marriage and other related harmful traditional practices in the country.
 
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Alhassan said this during a media briefing.
 
Alhassan said the move was borne out of the resolution by African leaders to end child marriage during the 25th African Union Ordinary Session of Heads of State in June 2015.
 

Pupils, parents enjoined to end child marriage

Friday, November 18, 2016

Action Health Incorporated (AHI) during its 23rd Annual Teenage Festival of Life (TFL) has enjoined pupils and parents to totally eradicate child marriage in Nigeria.
 
In a bid to end child marriage in the course of the programme, young people from public secondary schools across Lagos State showcased the realities of child marriage using songs, poetry and drama to advocate for the total eradication of Child marriage in the country.