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Tanzania has just taken a huge step toward eliminating child marriage. Now, a man who marries or impregnates a school-age girl faces up to 30 years in prison . Sex with underage girls was already a criminal offense, but previously girls as young as 14 could be married if her parents or a court approved. " Unfortunately, loopholes still remain and girls can still get married off at 15 with parental consent or at 14 under court order if special circumstances exist. These loopholes significantly weaken the new law. However, this latest effort signals that the government is heading in the right direction and may remove these contradictions in the future.*. It also follows on the heels of the g... Full story

6 July