Child Marriage Laws in Africa

Child marriage features high on the international agenda both as a human rights violation and because of its negative effects on sustainable economic development. The issue is critical within the debates on gendered violence, girls’ education and women’s participation in the work force. What are the drivers of child marriage law reform in Africa and why do some actors mobilize against it? How can law reform best be brought about and lead to change of child marriage practices?

Participants include: Vibeke Wang, Joar Svanemyr, and Liv Tønnessen (all CMI),

Ragnhild Muriaas (University of Bergen), Satang Nabaneh (University of Pretoria)