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Zimbabwean teen teaches taekwondo to fight child marriage

Zimbabwean teen teaches taekwondo to fight child marriage

A 17-year old teen from Zimbabwe is using taekwondo to rally young girls and mothers to fight child marriage. 17-year old Natsiraishe Maritsa, a martial arts fan since the age of five, has decided to use the sport to give girls in an impoverished community a fighting chance at life. Children as young as four line up each day outside Maritsa’s parents’ home in the poor Epworth settlement.

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Amazing!!!! Could not include this in the summary “We are not ready for this thing called marriage. We are just too young for it,” Maritsa said. “The role of teen mothers is usually ignored when people campaign against child marriages. Here, I use their voices, their challenges, to discourage those young girls not yet married to stay off early sexual activity and marriage,” said Maritsa.

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