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CHILD BRIDES & EARLY MARRIAGES

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on 12 December 2013

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Transcript of CHILD BRIDES & EARLY MARRIAGES

CHILD BRIDES & EARLY MARRIAGES
definition of a child
A child
"means every human being
below the age of eighteen years
unless under the law applicable to
the child
, majority is attained earlier" ( Article 1, Convention on the Rights of Child, 1989)
What are the rights of children ?
Declaration of the Rights of Children

Convention on the Rights of Children

UN Charter

definition of a problem
POLS 411
GENDER &POLITICS
2013-2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
FALL SEMESTER PROJECT

What is an early marriages/child brides ?
Child marriage remains a widely ignored violation of health & development rights of girls and young women
Child marriage, also known as early marriage, is defined as "[A]ny marriage carried out below the age of 18 years, before the girl is physically, physiologically, and psychologically ready to shoulder responsibilities of marriage and childbearing"
where does child marriage occur ?
factors that promote and reinforce child marriage ?
Family
Gender Inequality
Poverty and Economic Survival Stretegies
Control over sexuality and protecting family honour (
Berdel, beşik kertmesi, honour killings
)
Tradition and Culture
family
gender inequality
poverty
sexuality
family honor
tradition & culture
what are the effects of child marriage ?
Premature Pregnancy
Maternal Mortality
Infant Mortality
Health Problems
HIV / AIDS
Illiteracy
Poverty
Abuse and Violence
Mental Health
Isolation and Abandonment
premature pregnancy
maternal mortality
infant mortality
Illiteracy
CHILD BRIDES IN
TURKEY
strengthen laws and law enforcement
keep girls in school
engage elders, community leaders, religious figure
Invest economic incentive programme
Invest in girls education especially in secondary school
design effective child marrige monitoring system
create girl friendly facilities and environment
launch a nation-wide awareness campaign
put pressure on government to make policy about girls
cooperate with NGO's


put pressure on media about their language and position towards child brides
muslim religious leader
mufti
district governor
teacher
police
gendarmery
increase the # of women representatives in the parliament
abuse & violence
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