If you were a girl and lived in Malawi, you would have an even chance of getting married before coming of age. In this case, you would drop school because with all odds you would get pregnant shortly after. In the country with one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, where 50 per cent of women get married before turning 18, there’s one woman fighting for them, and prevailing. She is Theresa Kachindamoto, a senior tribal chief who is fighting to annull, and prevent, early child marriages in order to take girls back to school. To date she has annulled more than 1,000 marriages and, not for nothing, she has been nicknamed the “Terminator” of child marriages.
I think it’s not good to get married early, just because some lack basic need like soap. And others get beaten up. So I’ve decided not to get married until I finish my education, so I can get employed.Benedeta Matison, married at 15, pregnant at 15