Association between Child Marriage and Intimate Partner Violence in Four African Countries


  
Abstract

Child marriage (marriage before age 18 years) and intimate partner violence are human rights, health, and social concerns. This paper attempts to fill a gap in the literature by examining the association of child marriage with women’s lifetime and recent experience of intimate partner emotional, physical and sexual violence in four countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Knowledge of these associations could help to improve the design and implementation of child marriage- and family violence prevention and mitigation policies and programs. The findings suggest that there is a need for child marriage prevention and mitigation programs to work hand in hand with domestic violence prevention programs and call for targeted efforts to change cultural norms surrounding early marriage and intimate partner violence.

Source
Child marriage (marriage before age 18 years) and intimate partner violence are human rights, health, and social concerns. This paper attempts to fill a gap in the literature by examining the association of child marriage with women’s lifetime and recent
Author

Anastasia J. Gage, Ph.D, David Hotchkiss, Ph. D, and Deepali Godha, Ph.D.

Country

GLOBAL

Contact Details

Tulane University,

Year Of Publication

2013