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Economic Impacts of Child Marriage: A Review of the Literature
Child marriage is a widespread violation of human rights. It is an impediment to social and economic development, and it is rooted in gender inequality. The low value placed on girls and women perp...
Understanding the adolescent family planning evidence base.
The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) reviewed the literature to identify what is known about adolescents’ demand for and access to family planning information and services. The… Expand
Economic impacts of child marriage : global synthesis report
The international community is increasingly aware of the negative impacts of child marriage on a wide range of development outcomes. Ending child marriage is now part of the Sustainable Development… Expand
Why is suicide the leading killer of older adolescent girls?
In May and June, 2015, media outlets around the world reported a devastating new fi nding that shocked the public and public health researchers alike. The Telegraph, Guardian, and National Public… Expand
Protection versus rights: age of marriage versus age of sexual consent.
As many governments worldwide have raised the legal age of marriage to 18 years, some are also considering raising the age of sexual consent. Without close-in-age exemptions, arguments to align the… Expand
She Cannot Just Sit Around Waiting to Turn Twenty
- Amy Gregowski Natacha Stevanovic Fenn Mara Steinhaus, S. Petroni, +6 authors Priya Das Nitin Datta Sneha Lamba Priya Nanda
- Sociology, Geography
Choosing whether when and who to marry is one of the most important personal decisions that one can make. Yet in many places around the world girls and boys are forced into marriage before they’re… Expand
Adolescents and family planning: What the evidence shows.
Roughly one-quarter of the world’s population -- 1.8 billion people -- is between 10 and 24 years of age. Among the many sexually active adolescents worldwide large numbers want to avoid delay or… Expand
Thematic report: Unrecognised sexual abuse and exploitation of children in child early and forced marriage.
This report provides an analysis of the relationship between child early and forced marriage (CEFM) and the sexual exploitation and abuse of children. The report uses a conceptual framework to… Expand
The Business Case for Women's Economic Empowerment: An Integrated Approach
A Gender Lens on the Health and Well-being of Young Males.