The youth campaigners have made huge progress. Last year a Bill was passed by the Malawian Government that outlawed child marriage.
But the new law is undermined by the country’s constitution, which allows children to be married from 16, with parental consent.
We believe that the most powerful advocates for change are young people. This amazing group have made incredible strides.
youth advocates' conference
The campaigners organised a conference at the end of August, when they worked with decision-makers and rallied support to amend the constitution.
The First Lady of Malawi attended the conference and Memory handed the petition over to her. The First Lady said, "Today I have seen the power of girls when they stand together to make things happen. As your goodwill ambassador I will work with you."
We're awaiting news in November as to whether the campaigners will achieve ultimate success in closing the loophole and banning child marriage outright in their country.