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Gender Commission Calls For End To Child Marriages

Gender Commission Calls For End To Child Marriages

The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) on Wednesday called for an end to child marriages and for severe punishment to be meted on perpetrators.

ZGC chief executive Virginia Muwanigwa bemoaned the arrest of offenders without punitive conviction. She said:

We must put to an end other forms of child sexual and economic abuse that lies in gender inequality that undervalues girls.

Forced marriages are unacceptable and perpetrators must be punished.

This comes as Women Affairs, Community and Small and Medium Enterprises Development Minister Sithembiso Nyoni minister Sithembiso Nyoni has called for the arrest of a Sanyati couple who married off their 15-year-old daughter to a Chinese national.

Nyoni also called for the arrest of the Chinese national who reportedly paid US$2 000 as bride price on 26 November.

The death of 14-year-old Memory Machaya during childbirth at a Johanne Masowe shrine in Marange in July brought to the fore the abuse of the girl child through child marriages.

More: NewsDay


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22 Comments

Realist 4 months ago

Mapostori dai ambomira maitiro avo. They are destroying future generations. Mwana anozosara osvika 20 years apera panonaka mazamu orembera kusvika mu waist


Kodzo 4 months ago

Zvakaroorwa nemu Chinese wacho ariku complaina here kana kuti vakazvigarira havo zvakanaka. MUNE GODO.

why do you give children a right to love with no rights to marriage

If you say they mustn't be married remove their right to love

How many girls are being married at the age of 15 a year,

What tangible help have you done you ladies of child what what groups

Last time you heard about MEMORY MACHAYA's death after being married to his boyfriend, what did you do?.

You were afraid to contact the MARANGE CONGREGANTS because you knew that they are not good people because of their deeds. You we just bucking around.

How many days did MEMORY MACHAYA'S case took for her boyfriend to be arrested?

Now is a Chinese, what are you going to do.

NOTHING. Just bucking for nothing.


Truth 4 months ago

Guys muri kuita kunge munhu wese arisingle ihure sei,vamwe murikurerwa kana nakarerwa nechirikadzi vaihura here .musadaro imi

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Kanda 4 months ago

Most of the women who form these pressure groups are single mahure anodzidzisa chii chingashamisira


Job 4 months ago

True. Ma single mother mahure oga oga vasomanana vasingaite zvechipfambi

Gogodera 4 months ago

Ok mati vana ngavaroorwe ne16 no zvese hazviite zvekuti ngavanyekwe ne 16 hazviite kudhara vanhu vaitanga kuroorwa at 20 no this ndosaka kwazara vana vasina Ana baba

Nimrod mandishona 4 months ago

Taura hako mahure chaiwo

Nimrod mandishona 4 months ago

Virginia unemurume hr iwewe kuda kutadzisa vana kuroorwa kuda kufundisa vana chihure.mutemo rudzii kuti mwana ane 16 years ngaasvirwe asi usaroorwa kutii ikoko


Fanuel 4 months ago

Ana Virgy ndivana Miss, Mrs here kana Ms. Tovaziva vanhu ivava. Vazhinji vavo unmarried and bitter. Voda kushaisa mayoung girls mikana yekuroorwa because kwavo zvakakona kana kuda kuita mari vachiisa ramangwana revana vevanhu mudondo. Ask your parents at what age they got married. Regai munhu aite zvaanoda nemuwiri waakapihwa naMwari and nehupenyu hwake. Fokofu mhani.


Kanda 4 months ago

You are the only one who has said a strong point they should ask their parents that @ what age did they got married not kumbunyikidza nature with your draconian laws shut up ndakataura since this case happened yemuChina iye how old is the Chinese guy???

Nkust 4 months ago

Thando, Thando, this is Zimbabwe why do you people have appetite for European things, enda ku inbox kwa Bright kana asina kuenda ku holiday anokupa ma results acho isu pano we want to discuss issues of our concern to do with Zimbabwe may be somehow ne Africa ndiko wakaona tisina kuita interest nenyaya ya Julian Assanje uya we wikleaks it's non of our business


Messi 4 months ago

#Nkust kana usingazivi maresults just shut up. Asi team yako yakadyiwa kkkk

😴 4 months ago

Nkust uri nhubu kkkkkkkk

Sibahle 4 months ago

Munongodaro zvenyu bt kwaMarange chaiko kwazvinoitwa hamusvikeko WHY ?


Truth 4 months ago

Because marange church is a zanu pf sympathiser

Thando 4 months ago

Pindula pliz pliz everyday send us sports news updates . Yesterday European teams played Carabao cup even now no results of what took place.


Mdara Odza 4 months ago

Oops! Spurs won 2-1

Mdara Odza 4 months ago

Liverpool 3-3 Leicester City (Pen 5-4)
Brentford 0-2 Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 West Ham

Suarez 4 months ago

Seconded. Anyway Liverpool vs Arsenal: Chelsea vs Spurs in the semi finals of the Carabao cup.

Pala 4 months ago

Nhai Aunty Virgy,do yo know how hard it is kuwana murume in your mid or late 20's,ha chinjai makore apa tiroorwe kubva pa 16.am 36 right now zvakatofa but ndiri simbi zvangu asi vanongomanyira kuvapfana avo


Gunvosta 4 months ago

36 yrs wapera shame. Endai munotenga kiti dzekutandara nadzo kusvika mazuva enyu akwana

Kule 4 months ago

#Pala ndidewo ndine 66 only but still very single and strong 😍


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