Building an Evidence Base to Delay Marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa
Working with partners in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and Tanzania, the Council is testing alternative approaches to delaying marriage in child marriage "hotspots" in East Africa.
Child marriage violates girls' human rights by excluding them from decisions regarding the timing of marriage and choice of spouse. In 2010, the Population Council began an investigation in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda to determine the essential elements—such as mentors, community awareness-raising, and economic incentives—of effective, sustainable, and replicable approaches to increasing the age at marriage where child marriage is common.
The Population Council is one of the few organizations in sub-Saharan Africa whose programs, in collaboration with local partners, have produced significant delays in marriage and increases in school enrollment among girls aged 10–14.
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Poverty, Gender, and Youth
Duration: 10/2010 - 9/2015
Population Council researchers:
Amhara Regional Bureau of Women, Children, and Youth
Ethiopia Ministry of Women, Children, and Youth