Child, Early and Forced Marriage

In May 2015 members of the CFNHRI adopted the Kigali Declaration on Child, Early and Forced Marriage, which sets out a comprehensive framework for members to take forward and strengthen their efforts in prevention and elimination of early and forced marriage in their respective countries.

The CFNHRI will continue to promote the Kigali Declaration and seek to increase the number of members endorsements. It will use the Declaration as a platform to call for further action by the United Nations and the Commonwealth and its members. It will support the work of the Commonwealth Secretariat and encourage collaboration between Commonwealth NHRIs and other national accountability mechanisms with a human rights mandate. 

The Malawi Human Rights Commission is the Focal Point for Child, Early and Forced Marriage