Legal Monitor: Child Rights Literacy Edition

Legal Monitor Child Rights Literacy Edition reports on how the rollout of mobile legal clinics across the country is “equipping” people in rural and marginalised areas with knowledge of their rights and duties and the operations and assistance which they can get from public offices including an appreciation of the role of key state institutions.

Villagers blame school curriculum, technology for child marriages, sexual relations

Villagers of Polite, Manonkwe, Stanmore and Mahlokohloko villages in Gwanda North have blamed school curricular that is not holistic and advances in technology for rising cases of sexual relations with and between minors.

Mashonaland provinces top in child marriages

Mashonaland province tops as one of the region that has a penchant of encouraging child marriages with the religious Mapostori sect fingered in what is abuse of the girl-child.The findings of these shocking statistics emerged during a series of mobile legal clinics organised by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) in Mashonaland provinces which include areas Mbire, Uzumba, Maramba, Pfungwe, Mudzi, Mahuwe and Mbire in which participants categorically stated that religious Mapostori elders and leaders were in the forefront of abetting child marriages.

Mobile legal licnics unpack role of key institutions

Child marriages, birth certificates and demands for more robust policing. These are some of the issues that came up at Mobile Legal Clinics held in Pfungwe, Mudzi and Mbire recently.

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Source: Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights

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