In fact, in more than 90 countries, the practice is not only culturally and socially accepted: it is written into the law. Until recently, that was the case in Tanzania. Not anymore.
Thanks in large part to a petition put forward by Rebeca Gyumi, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper from the Dar es Salaam Hub, in July the country’s High Court ruled that the Marriage Act – which allowed girls as young as 14 to be married – was unconstitutional.
We spoke with Rebeca to find out more about this landmark court ruling, and what other young change-makers can learn from her campaign."
Read article by Stephanie Thomson from World Economic Forum.