Recently, The African Union lunched a major campaign to end child marriage across African. It is a well known fact that Africa has the highest rates of child marriage in the world.
According to experts, underage marriage cuts short the childhood of millions of girls and forced them into responsibilities they were ill-prepared to carry.
It"s a very commendable move by A.U. We hope that by the Union stepping into this war against child marriage, it will yield positive result.
In Nigeria it seems like a lost battle, when those who are supposed to protect the rights of the girl child are the very ones clamoring for the legalization of child marriage.