The effects of traditional and religious practices of child marriage on Africa’s socio-economic development: a review of research, reports and toolkits from Africa

Year: 2015

This report by the African Union explores the role of religion and traditions in persisting harmful traditional practices such as female genital mutilation/cutting and child marriage in Africa.

It looks at the critical role that religious and traditional leaders, theologians and civil society organisations can play in challenging beliefs that sustain these practices.

The report includes summaries of research, examples of efforts and tools to support efforts to enhance Africa’s development by addressing these harmful practices.

TAGS: Report Sub-Saharan Africa Mobilising families and communities Religious leaders