PNG defines marriage age

PNG defines marriage age

The revised Lukautim Pikinini Act will enforce the legal marriage age of 18 years in PNG. It will be illegal for people under 18 to marry under the new law.

Constitutional Law Reform Commission Secretary Eric Kwa outlined the marriage age and other measures to protect children’s rights in the new Lukautim Pikinini Act during the 2015
PNG Women’s Forum in Port Moresby.

He said that it’s the first time the Government has developed a child protection policy, which would guide the implementation of the Lukautim Pikinini Act.

Three laws: Lukautim Pikinini Act 2009, Deserted Wife and Children’s Act and the Infant’s Act have been merged and amalgamated as a single legislation.

Radio New Zealand,
14 March 2015