File Name: marriage divorce and family relations act 2015 malawi .zip
The Constitution of the Republic of Malawi enshrines the right to education for all and has a non-discrimination provision that prohibits discrimination on grounds of sex. Constitution of the Republic of Malawi of
Child marriage occurs when one of the parties is below the age of 18 years. In Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malawi research has shown that most child marriages are linked to harmful practices that are embedded in culture. Law reform to end child marriage, therefore, is a difficult task since it presents a potential conflict between children's rights and cultural rights. This article critically examines how these selected countries seek to address the conflict between cultural practices that lead to child marriage and the protection of children's rights. It also highlights conceptual as well as practical difficulties that law reformers face in regulating cultural practices, and the gaps in the reforms that need to be addressed. Key words : child marriage; cultural practices; law reforms; Southern Africa.
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The Petitioner, Kelvin Mkulichi, by this petition, seeks dissolution of his marriage to the Respondent, Grace Mkulichi, nee Grace Lupesya, on the grounds that a the Respondent has deserted the matrimonial home and that b the marriage has irretrievably broken down. The parties contracted their marriage on 23rd November, at the office of the Registrar of Marriages in Blantyre. The parties have at all material times been domiciled in Malawi. I am thus satisfied that this Court has jurisdiction to hear this petition.
Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Nairobi — A new Malawi law that sets 18 as the minimum age for marriage is an important step toward preventing child marriage, Human Rights Watch said today.
Contact: Suzanne Trimel, strimel iglhrc. The Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Law creates new forms of legal discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals. While the law raises the minimum marriage age to 18—a positive move to combat child marriage—it also promotes a policy of exclusion against LGBTI Malawians that would likely translate into discrimination in education, housing, jobs and elsewhere. The law is expected to go into effect today, having been signed by the president on Wednesday, before he traveled to the United States for meetings. The law denies equal rights to form a family to transgender, intersex and other individuals whose identity does not align with that assigned at birth, and ignores the reality of any co-living arrangement not in the form of opposite-sex couples—including non-romantic relationships.
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