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South Sudan to end child marriages by 2030

 

  • South Sudan’s Govt has promised to end child marriage by 2030 in line with the African Union's campaign to end child marriages in the continent.
  • Paramount chiefs from 10 regional states and the three administrative areas are meeting in the capital, Juba, for the second national conference on ending child marriages.
  • Among the proposals suggested at the conference include one from the Swedish Ambassador Joachim Waern for a law criminalising child marriages.