The Child Protection Bill #CPB makes provision for children to enjoy the best attainable state of physical, mental and spiritual health and it also prevents child labor and sexual exploitation. Getting the CPB signed and domesticated in Kano state will ensure that young girls complete at least secondary school education before getting married.

No child should be denied the opportunity to grow into an adult that can make informed decisions concerning their health. It's time we remind our leaders why we elected them and why they should protect us. We are petitioning the Bauchi state government to pass the Child Protection Bill in the state.

Child marriage denies girls proven benefits of education, which include improved health and increased economic productivity when married out as children. Amending the Child Protection Bill to include an age limit for marriage will ensure that girls in Jigawa state achieve their full potential.

Nazari Maizurfi

Raising Community Voices to End Child Marriage.