The passing of laws to end child marriage resulted in blocking thousands of child marriages and enabling second chance education for girls.
In Malawi because of cases brought to court, child marriages were annulled, and girls had the opportunity to return to school.
These changes were supported by United Nations (UN) global and regional joint programmes, including the UN and European Union Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls and harmful practices such as child marriage and FGM.
Widespread closure of schools has interrupted the education of more than 1 billion children globally, exposing girls to a greater risk of GBV, child marriage, FGM, unintended pregnancies, and HIV infection.
The education of girls, second-chance education for survivors of GBV, Child Marriage, and the demographic dividend should be the priority of the governments in the rebuilding efforts.