As discussed in past weeks, many countries and organizations have begun fighting court and laws based on legal and appropriate ages for marriage. This week, the article of choice is by Geeta Gupta of All Africa.com who introduces two brave girls, Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsododzi, who had hopes and dreams for their future but instead were forced against their own will to marry at the ripe age of sixteen. Now in their late teens, they are both fighting to raise awareness for child brides and the wrongness it entails. The two teens have written letters to various government officials and have spoken with numerous organizations to help spread the awareness of child brides. Mudzuru and Tsododzi mention that the government needs to do more to prevent the rise of child brides from continuing stating more education needs to happen, health awareness should be addressed, and welfare of young girls needs to be supported. With girls like Mudzuru and Tsodzi and their powerful voices and determination to stop child marriages and promote awareness to their country amongst others, we will see a decline of child marriages worldwide.
Gupta, G. R. (2015, April 10). Zimbabwe: Courageous Legal Challenge By Child Brides in Zimbabwe. Retrieved from http://allafrica.com/stories/201504100990.html
Time Stamp: 4/17/15 5:11pm