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Child Marriage: culture, morality and future of society

When a nation turns a child into a bride, it turns its future into a hell. Irrespective of the differences in culture, language, ethnicity, religion and geographical position, child marriage has become a global problem, which is practised in different parts of the world. From Niger, Bangladesh to Iraq, child marriage is a common practice in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and even in Europe. While some might argue that child marriage is an integral part of…

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Child Marriage: Urgent need to act decisively

Just imagine a bit your childhood years. Do you remember those your childhood dreams, hopes, and aspirations? As a young innocent girl, you had the dreams of having a fulfilled life. You aspired to go to school, become well educated, have a wonderful profession; a rewarding job. You strived to build a beautiful, healthy family with someone you loved….. Suddenly – just unceremoniously – your dream is shattered. Your life aspirations are completely disoriented and forcefully altered in an…

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Child Marriage: Between Tradition and Human Rights

Just imagine. Excogitate a bit. Imagine your childhood years. Do you remember those your childhood dreams, hopes, and aspirations? As a young innocent girl, you had the dreams of having a fulfilled life. You aspired to go to school, become well educated, have a wonderful profession; a rewarding job. You strived to build a beautiful, healthy family with someone you loved. You may go on continuing. Suddenly – just unceremoniously – your dream is shattered. Your life aspirations are…

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Children, women’s safety in jeopardy over rife human trafficking in Namibia

Human trafficking is not a thing of the past as many think; it still exists in the 21st century. There are no significant changes in the modern era, despite the industrial revolution and technological development, as millions of people worldwide are still going through slavery. Unlike in the ancient times when victims of human trafficking, especially from Africa were transported oversees, nowadays the act occurs within the villages, towns or neighbouring countries. In fact, transporting the victims does not…

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My marriage is in danger since I started earning more than my husband

Dear Aunt Sylvia, I am a 51-year old lady married to an educated man with three adorable children. Both my husband and I are working and I would say, we are financially ok. Some years ago, my husband became sick and he was advised by the doctor to work less. That drastically changed our income situation and made me earn more than my husband. Recently, I noticed that he is not the same man he used to be. He…

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Tanzania: Minimum Age of Marriage?

  The government of Tanzania has reiterated its willingness to challenge the ruling of the High Court, which ruled against all provisions in the Law of Marriage Act, 1971, which allows a girl under 18 years old to get married albeit with her parent’s consent. Delivering her judgement, following the case brought before the court by Ms. Rebecca Gyumi, the founder and director of Children’s Rights Organisation (Msichana Initiative), Judge Ataulwa Munisi stated that sections 13 and 17 of…

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Mixed Reactions Following Kenyan`s Proposed Marriage and Matrimonial and Property Bills

The recent proposed marriage and matrimonial and property bills in Kenya has attracted mixed reactions and caused divisions amongst Kenyans. The Marriage Bill, which defines marriage as the voluntary monogamous or polygamous union between a man and a woman aims at granting the same legal status to all marriages. However, many have ironically wondered whether the marriage and matrimonial and property bills will end up putting unnecessary pressure on the marriage institution rather than modernizing it. Worse still, with…

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The Latest Issue of Kata Kata Magazine is out!!

Check out: PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Child Marriage ILLUSTRATED STORY: Enough Of Child Marriage In Kata Kata Village HEALTH: Foods that strengthen your immune system TECHNOLOGY: How advancement in technology is transforming the music industry BEAUTY: Ten amazing makeup removers you must have KIDS CORNER: Time for kids to learn more about animals TRAVEL & DESTINATION: Make Kenya your next destination FASHION: Stunning African women dresses that you cannot afford to miss INTERIOR: Top Interior Designs Trending in 2020 FOOD: Home-Made…

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Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Today, around the world an annual call is renewed to end the horrific reality of violence against women. It is unacceptable, not least in the 21st century that women and girls in every corner of the globe continue to face the prospect of violence. Among the chilling range of violence committed against them are sexual and gender-based crimes in the context of war and conflict. Girls taken from their homes, from their schools, raped, used as sex slaves, forced…

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Family Planning in Africa and Men’s Chauvinism

According to the new UN population report, the population of the world stands presently at 7.6 billion people. In the year 2050, it is expected that about 2.2 billion more people worldwide, will be added to this figure, making the world’s population close to 9.8 billion people in the next 32 years. Presently, Africa has a population of 1.2 billion. However, by 2050, this figure is believed to increase by almost 60%, adding more 1.3 billion people to the…

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Fighting Gender Inequality in Africa: The Botswana Model

Discrimination against women and girls is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing. Just like elsewhere in the world, women and girls in Africa had gone through thick and thin due to gender inequality on the continent. And the menace is hardly far from being eradicated in modern African society. Gender inequality, which is a by-product of the sexist ideology, which maintains that the female is inferior to the male, persists through the enaction and (re)enforcement of…

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KVAN: The Rising Star to Watch.

There is an African proverb which says a chick that will grow into a rooster can be spotted the very day it hatches. This adage hardly fits no one more than a young talent from Uganda, who has been working tirelessly, using music, to make the world a better place. KVAN (born Khabuya Vanessa Marion) is an inspirational rising star to watch.  Yes, the shining star that could bring some light to the near-darkness. For sure, the 22-year-old musician-cum…

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