Girls married at a tender age are robbed of their childhood. IT was a joyous occasion for the country’s women when the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) ruled with immediate effect that no child under the age of 18 should enter into marriage in terms of the Constitution. “With effect from January 20 2016, no person, male or female may enter into any marriage, including unregistered customary law union or any other union including one arising out of religious rites before attaining the age of 18 years,” deputy chief Justice, Luke Malaba, ruled after he struck down section 22 of the Marriages act (Chapter 5.11), which allowed 16-year-olds to marry. Despite winning the case against child marriages,…