*Loveness is child marriage survivor; she fell pregnant when she was 16 years old and could not complete her education. She is now 18 years, a wife and a mother in a rural district in Zambia. Despite the fact that the legal age of marriage in Zambia is 21, on average 31% of women aged 20–24 years were married by the age of 18.
Sustainable development should be for all, rich or poor, young or old, differently abled persons, as well as those who are able bodied. We will continue to drive efforts to achieving a better life and a better Zambia for all.
Minister of Community Development and Social Services Emerine Kabanshi says apart from being a Minister she is personally committed to alleviating the suffering of children in Zambia. The Minister was speaking during the launch of the Stolen Childhood report at Lusaka’s Holiday Inn Hotel.
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