‘Cabinet ponders sexual rights gaps’


IN ACCELERATED efforts to end child marriages, President Edgar Lungu says Cabinet is considering harmonising the law to seal gaps in sexual rights and marriage.
For instance, the legal age to consent to sex is 16, while the legal age for marriage is 18.
And traditional leaders have asked Government to revise upwards the age when one can get married from the current 18 to 21 years.
Speaking at State House yesterday when he met four chiefs who had travelled to Nigeria and Malawi to attend meetings on ending child marriages, President Lungu said Cabinet will adopt a strategy to address child marriages in the country.

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