First lady, madame Monica Chakwera, has underscored the need to educate a girl child in order to save her from child marriage.
The first lady made the remarks at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) End Child Marriage Summit which was organized by World Vision.
Chakwera also shared her personal experience as a girl child and how she managed to attain her education despite various hurdles.
The first lady stated that in order to break the cycle of poverty which is one of the factors that drives children into marriage education must be promoted.
Asides education, Chakwera also said children must be empowered and protected.
She mentioned that in communities where child marriage cases are rampant there is more work that needs to be done.
Among the key people that attended the summit was Cornelius Williams who is UNICEF global Chief of Child Protection and he encouraged countries not to let Covid-19 draw back the gains made in ending child marriage over the years.
Most recently, UNICEF has predicted 10 million more child marriages over the next 10 years.