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“She cannot just sit around waiting to turn twenty”: understanding why child marriage persists in Kenya and Zambia

Author: Mara Steinhaus, Natacha Stevanovic Fenn, Amy Gregowski, Suzanne Petroni Organisation: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) Year: 2016

This report by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and partners, looks at the factors of child marriage among communities in the Kisumu County in Kenya and in the Central Province in Zambia.

It identifies several pathways that can lead adolescents to marry early, and highlights the relationship between school dropout, early pregnancy, and child marriage.

The report also provides key recommendations to help dismantle these pathways and inform programmes and policies to address child marriage in these contexts. 

TAGS: Report Zambia Kenya Sub-Saharan Africa Education Health Poverty Empowering girls Mobilising families and communities