Discover librarian-selected research resources on child marriage from the questia online library american child bride: a history of minors and marriage in the united states by nicholas l syrett islamic responses to the raging debate of child marriage in nigeria by sulaiman, kamal-deen. Child, bride, mother: nigeria by stephanie sinclair jan maiduguri, nigeria — after conquering bama, the second-largest town in nigeria's borno state, a small group of fighters from the militant islamist my parents refused to give me away in marriage, hawa told me in november. Here sam olukoya discusses his project on child marriage and its consequences, specifically vesicovaginal fistula, a potential consequence of the sam olukoya of lagos, nigeria is part of pulitzer center's collaborative reporting project on reproductive health in africa the promise of life. 8 being married early is a better option for the child bride than being sent off to become a house help 9 little girls are already having sex and getting married anyway, so this law protects them from having bastard children 10 the little girl is at least given the choice of which old man she wants to marry. Niger - français nigeria norway oman ending child marriage and early child-bearing could reduce fertility and lower population growth by about one tenth in high prevalence countries another important benefit of ending child marriage would be an increase in women's expected earnings in the.
Of child marriage and early marriage on numerous occasions while much of the impact remains hidden, it is absolutely clear that millions of children and young people - par. Child marriage as a solution many parents here justify their decisions to marry off their children at a young age in such a manner extreme poverty is another major factor in the prevalence of child marriage in niger half of the country's population lives on less than two dollars a day. Early child marriage and women in agriculture private /in nigeria and kenya, non-partisan women's coalitions in tanzania, senegal, sierra leone ap world review may 3, 2006 afternoon of chief minister restricted imperial marriage to commoner families to reduce opportunity/in 1830s west coast. Three forms of marriages are recognized in nigeria - customary, islamic and legislative marriage the reality of women married under customary and islamic law has not yet many women are denied custody and access to their children among those under islamic law, child marriage is still prevalent.
I know of a nigerian couple who had been married for three decades before they had their first child it's an exceptional story i don't know of any other marriage that's lasted emecheta's, which is partly set in lagos, begins in 1934—two decades before women would be able to vote anywhere in nigeria. The story of child marriage in niger is rooted in poverty and the overall position of women in society in the northern city of agadez, we were told of marriages of tuareg girls to wealthy men from neighbouring nigeria where thousands of dollars were paid - the price varying according to the. Forced marriages in afghanistan a wedding is one of the happiest moments in a girl's life, is when families and friends can come together to celebrate and have fun - forced marriages essay introduction. Police in riot gear block a route in abuja, nigeria, on tuesday, october 14, during a demonstration calling on the nigerian government to rescue schoolgirls kidnapped by the islamist militant group boko haram in april, more than 200 girls were abducted from their boarding school in northeastern nigeria.
The following recommendations were made in this research work, the government should ensure that their programmes on orientation should be properly channeled in order to get to the grassroots, government should introduce on the school curriculum topics on early marriage and its effects on nigeria child. The 2006 nepal report on child marriage includes the following testimony from a child bride: i was married to a nine-year-old boy when i was three at that point of time, i was unaware of marriages. The niger's children's code and civil code legalizes girls' marriage at age 15 while boys are not allowed to marry until they turn 18 girls in the north and throughout niger are frequently sold to wealthy men from neighboring countries like nigeria child marriage in niger occurs primarily for. The review of faith & international affairs, 13 (3): 48-58 [google scholar] ) in this article, the objective is to provide useful information for such dialogue by documenting what is known about the economic impacts of child marriage on the girls who marry early, their children, and their families. Child marriage', pdf, equality rights alliance: women's voices for gender equality, sydney, viewed 180514, http international center for research on women 2010, 'the causes, consequences and solutions to forced child marriage in the developing world', pdf, icrw, viewed 180514, http.
Child abuse & neglect 28 (2004) 439-460 child sexual abuse in sub-saharan africa: a literature review kevin lalor∗ department of social sciences, dublin institute of technology, mountjoy square, dublin 1, ireland. 11 chapter 2: literature review in the two decades since hiv/aids was first identified, the body of research into the disease has been steadily growing. A recent review over a section in nigeria's 1999 constitution that stipulates the renunciation of citizenship led a majority of lawmakers to vote to delete a his name makes its way into frequent conversations in nigerian circles today as much as it did back when he married the 13-year-old child. Nigeria launched this week a nationwide drive to end child marriage by pushing for policies that protect girls' rights and help the justice at least four in 10 girls in nigeria are married off before they turn 18, while almost a fifth are wed before they reach 15, according to unicef, the un children's.
Children in nigeria engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in quarrying granite and gravel, commercial sexual exploitation, and armed conflict(1 2 3 4) table 1 provides key based on a review of available information, table 2 provides an overview of children's work by sector and activity. Mapping early marriage in west africa 1 2 about the author the author, judith-ann walker is a founding member and director of the development research and projects. Child marriage directly violates rights to health, education, equality and non-discrimination, consensual marriage, employment, and to live free from violence and discrimination, which are enshrined in international human rights standards and institutions, including the convention on the elimination of. Domestic violence in nigeria is a problem as in many parts of africa   there is a deep cultural belief in nigeria that it is socially acceptable to hit a woman to discipline a spouse   domestic violence is widespread and shows no signs of lessening in nigeria.