Girls who are forced into early marriage are abused and denied access to contraception.
Child marriage affects nearly half of Mozambique's girls. The country has unveiled a national plan to end this practice.
Although important victories have been won in the fight to protect girls from becoming child brides, the practice remains common and is growing.
Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.