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Family assets: understanding and addressing child marriage in Turkana

Author: Eugenie Reidy Organisation: UNICEF Kenya Year: 2016

This report by UNICEF Kenya looks at the issue of child marriage in Turkana county, a pastoralist region in Kenya. It finds that the prestige of traditional marriage across all contexts makes it a deeply embedded practice but one that is an urgent child protection issue which needs to be addressed.

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