Strategic Planning Meeting to Curb Child Marriage Law

Tanzania Ending Child Marriage Network (TECMN) Strategic Planning meeting On 17th January 2017, TECMN members gathered to kick start the year with tangible ways on how to end child marriage in Tanzania, reflecting on the efforts done by the network towards the Child marriage Case and way forward!

The meeting centered on planning on how to push the amendment of the Law of Marriage Act 1971 which , the Tanzania High Court pointed out  last year in 2016 that while the Law of Marriages Act may have been enacted with good intentions in 1971, this intention is no longer relevant because the effect of the Act now is to discriminate against girls by depriving them of opportunities that are vital for all citizens. Whilst boys are allowed to enjoy their teenage years, parents can force girls to grow up long before they are ready.