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Post war trends in child marriage in Sri Lanka

Organisation: FOKUS WOMEN Year: 2015

This report by FOKUS WOMEN explores the issue of child marriage in a post-war context in Sri Lanka. It first looks at the implementation of international and national laws in Sri Lanka. Then it explains that conflict heightens the traditional causes of child marriage and creates a range of harmful consequences that trap girls and their families in a cycle of poverty.

The report also includes an overview of the issue of child marriage in Nepal and ends with a number of recommendations to better address the practice in post-war contexts.

TAGS: Report Sri Lanka Nepal South Asia Conflict and humanitarian crises