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Child marriages in Zambia

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Zambia is ranked 16th amongst countries with the highest rate of child marriages.
Zambia is ranked 16th amongst countries with the highest rate of child marriages. plan-espana.org

Zambia has one of the highest incidences of child marriages in the world with some senior government officials declaring it a national crisis and calling for its criminalisation. Although the Marriage Act establishes a legal age for marriage, these provisions rarely apply in customary law.

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