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ERIC Number: EJ1158598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
Early and Forced Child Marriage on Girls' Education, in Migori County, Kenya: Constraints, Prospects and Policy
Ganira, Lilian K.; Inda, Nancy A.; Odundo, Paul A.; Akondo, Joseph Ochieng; Ngaruiya, Boniface
World Journal of Education, v5 n4 p72-80 2015
Early and forced marriage infringes rights of women and girls globally, undermining initiatives to raise involvement in education, reduce maternal mortality, increase employment and enterprise levels. Parental and Communal involvement in Early and Forced Child Marriage negatively influence Girls' Education, which hinders their participation in social, economic and politics in adulthood. The study focused on constraints, prospects and policy direction for improved participation of women in national development. The target population were young mothers who ideally should be in school but are out of school. The study targeted 30 women who got married before attaining age of 18 years thus falling victims of Early and forced marriage. The study used both primary and secondary data; Key data were derived from field research while secondary data were sourced from books, policy documents, conventions and registration and reports as well as school records. Questionnaires and structured interview schedules were utilized to solicit primary data. Findings revealed that quality education is determinant of perceptions held by parents on practice of early marriage. Weak or nonchalant attitude on the implementation of policies and legislative frameworks tended to perpetuate repugnant traditional and cultural practices. Again, the belief that girls are a source of wealth in certain communities and amount the poorest segment of the society aggravate the early and forced marriage pandemic. The study recommends review of existing laws to strengthen legal and policy frameworks through adherence to: Registration of Marriages, minimum Age for Marriage, African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, as well as proceed to set legal standards and prevent early and forced marriage.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kenya
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
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