“Child marriage” in context: exploring local attitudes towards early marriage in rural Tanzania

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 2:15 pm

A global campaign to end “child marriage” has emerged over the last decade as part of growing international commitments to address gender inequities and improve female well being. Campaigns typically assert that young brides have negligible autonomy in the marriage ...

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Child Marriage, Fertility, and Family Planning in Niger – Results From a Study Inspired by the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)

Posted on February 27, 2019 at 11:16 am

Niger is known for having the highest rate of child marriage – a marriage or union in which at least one spouse is under 18 years old – and adolescent fertility in the world. In Niger, 76 percent of girls ...

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En-route to a better tomorrow: the connection between migration and early marriage

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 1:11 pm

It is not uncommon to see queues of young Ethiopian women boarding planes at Addis Ababa airport on their way to seek work in Arab countries. Further South on the African continent, young Malawian men travel by trucks towards greener ...

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The centrality of Sexuality for understanding child, early and forced Marriage

Posted on January 17, 2019 at 2:58 pm

Poverty has been put forth as a leading reason for child, early and forced marriage (CEFM), but if CEFM is driven by poverty, why are boys not marrying as early as girls? The reason is that child, early, and forced ...

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In Developing Regions, Greater Investment Is Needed to Help Adolescents Prevent Unintended Pregnancy

Posted on November 14, 2018 at 4:36 pm

Ensuring that adolescent women are able to choose whether and when to have children is crucial to their sexual and reproductive health, yet new data published today by the Guttmacher Institute show that contraceptive services in developing regions fall short ...

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Leave No Girl Behind in Africa – Discrimination in Education against Pregnant Girls and Adolescent Mothers

Posted on October 16, 2018 at 10:36 am

The African continent has the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world, according to the United Nations. Every year, thousands of girls become pregnant at the time when they should be learning history, algebra, and life skills. Adolescent girls who ...

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Educating Girls, The Only Road To Achieve the SDGs

Posted on August 8, 2018 at 4:25 pm

More girls in rural Bihar, India are going to school after mini-grid-powered household lights give mothers and children two extra hours of evening work and study time. Experts say that when girls receive prolonged education this reduces HIV prevalence, child ...

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The Cost of Child Marriage

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:46 am

Development experts have always measured the human costs of early marriage, but new data are shedding light on the practice’s economic impact. As countries work to ban child marriage, advanced economies – led by the G7 – can help by ...

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Thousands enslaved in forced marriages across UK, investigation finds

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:05 am

More than 3,500 reports of forced marriage were made to police over a three-year period, a Guardian investigation has found, as charities warned that there were thousands more victims living in conditions of modern slavery in homes across the UK. ...

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Mothers too young: Understanding the patterns of child marriage, early union and teen pregnancy in Southeast Asia

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 2:05 pm

As rain patters away on a flimsy tin roof in Alieu, in the rocky highlands of Timor-Leste, baby Afeena lies sleeping. On the shanty walls, pieces of cardboard are tacked up to give warmth, while across a window a piece ...

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