Publication Type: Policy briefing
Countries: Ethiopia
Authors: Seblewongiel Ayenalem Sewmhon Demissie Sonja John
Funders: AHRC GCRF

The research shows how a confluence of social, economic, cultural, and political factors perpetuate the harmful practice of child marriage across a range of cultural and religious contexts. By educating people, including parliamentarians, on how child marriage is rooted in gender inequality and in the low value accorded to girls, and is exacerbated by poverty, insecurity and conflict, the researchers are providing evidence needed to bring about change. In addition to academic presentations and publications, they produced a poster summarising the findings of their research on child marriage and a booklet (also below) in Amharic about what can be done for distribution in elementary schools.