Zambian parents increase their daughters' age to get them married early

Zambian parents increase their daughters' age to get them married early

- Child marriage is becoming rampant in Zambia as parents falsify their daughters' age in order to get them married at an early age

- Most parents in rural areas do not have birth certificates for their children

- Anti-child marriage activist James Zimba, who made the disclosure, says there has been an increase in child marriage countrywide

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Parents in Zambia have been lying about their daughters' age in order to get them married at an early age.

The disclosure was made by World Vision Zambia End Child Marriage Campaign coordinator, James Zimba.

According to Zimba, most parents in rural areas do not have birth certificates for their children, Zambia Daily Mail reports.

Legit.ng gathers that Zimba said there has been an increase in child marriages countrywide in 2020.

Zambian parents increase their daughters' age to get them married early

Schoolgirls. Photo credit: Zambia Daily Mail
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He said parents in Northern, Central, Luapula and Eastern provinces are guilty of falsifying their daughters' age.

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According to Zimba, the highest ranked in child marriages is Northern Province at 49.7 percent, Eastern Province at 44.9 percent, Muchinga at 44.7 percent, Southern and Luapula at 34 percent.

In order news, the wedding photos of a beautiful man and his bride have gone viral as they appear to have had the simplest marriage ceremony with no guests sighted in the pictures.

Many wondered if Ghanaian ladies would agree to have such simple weddings, looking at how inexpensive it all looked.

The only two people who were captured in the photos apart from the bride and the groom was the officiating minister, as well as a woman who is thought to be the mother of one spouse.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Raffia Arshad, the first hijab-wearing judge in the United Kingdom, recalled the risk she took when going for a scholarship interview.

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Arshad said her family told her to remove her hijab because it would reduce her chances of being selected, but she insisted that she would wear it.

She said: "That was my career's defining moment. I took the risk & decided to keep the hijab on.

"I not only got selected for the scholarship in a law school, but today after 17 years of law experience, I am appointed as a 1st hijab-wearing judge in UK."

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