Commitment title:

Malawi will end child marriage by 2030.

Commitment description:

The Government of Malawi will end child marriage and delay first pregnancy among girls (10-19 years) by 2030. It will reduce the number of women that were married before 18 years of age from 47% in 2016 to zero in 2030, effectively reinforcing laws, coordinating policy making, promoting national prevention awareness and advocacy campaigns as part of a wider programme to target all forms of violence against women, girls and boys.

Mode of engagement:
  • Programmatic action
    Programmatic action
Commitment to be actioned in: Malawi
Submitted from: Malawi
Submitted by
Government of Malawi
Thematic area
Address gender-based violence and the harmful practices of child, early and forced marriages and female genital mutilation
Commitment category

(5) (a) Zero sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices, including zero child, early and forced marriage, as well as zero female genital mutilation; and (b) Elimination of all forms of discrimination against all women and girls, in order to realize all individuals’ full socio-economic potential.