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A Qualitative Study of the Drivers of Child Marriage in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Year: 2019

This qualitative study reveals the dynamics that lead to child marriage in seven districts of Pakistan. These include weak law enforcement, poverty, lower status of women, cultural and traditional norms, protecting chastity and family honour, family ties, and the glorification of marriage.

The research also puts forward various recommendations to end child marriage, which include affordable and quality education, community leadership, income-generating activities and role models within the family who can play an influential role.

TAGS: Report Pakistan South Asia