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Zambia tribe leaders challenge child marriage

Tribal chiefs recruited to help stop underage marriages in country where 40 percent of girls marry before they are 18.

Last updated: 29 May 2014 11:35
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Zambia is recruiting traditional chiefs to challenge the prevalence of child marriage in the country.

More than 40 percent of young women in the country are married before they reach 18, and often as a result of force by older men.

Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Chipata in eastern Zambia.

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