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Title: Culture and Early Child Marriage in Lango Sub-Region. A Case Study of Namasale Sub-County Amolata District.
Authors: Ogwang, Francis
Keywords: Culture
Early Child Marriage
Lango Sub-Region
Amolata District.
Uganda
Issue Date: Aug-2015
Publisher: Kampala International University; College of Humanities and Social Science
Abstract: The study was to investigate culture and early child marriage in Lango Sub-region using a case study of Namasale Sub-County Amolata District. The study had three research questions and three objectives which included; To access the causes of early child marriages in Lango Sub – Region. To investigate the impacts of early child marriages in Lango Sub Region. To analyze the intervention measures being done to end child marriage in Lango Sub – Region. It was revealed in table 6 above that there were causes of early child marriages in Lango Sub - Region represented by 62.5/%. The respondents were further asked to suggest the causes of early child marriages 'in Lango Sub -Region and the resulted were tabulated in a table as shown below. The findings revealed that 5 out of 48 respondents represented by 10.4% suggested that protecting" the girl's sexuality was one of the causes of early child marriages in Lango Sub - Region, 6(12.5%) gender discrimination, 10 (28.8%) inadequate laws, 8(16.6%) trafficking, 13 (27%) limited education and economic options, 4 (8.3%) insecurity in the face of conflict and 2 ( 4.1 %) tradition and Religion. This implied that limited education and economic option was the major cause of early marriage in Lango Sub-Region. The findings revealed that 5 out of 48 respondents represented by 1 0.4% said that health and related outcomes was one of impacts of early child marriages in Lango Sub Region, 6(12.5%) pregnancy and child birth, 8 (16.6%) increased risks of contracting sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, 8 (16.6%) denial of education, 9 (18.7%) education and economy, 4 (8.3%) psychological and emotional disorders, 2 ( 4.1 %) domestic violence, 1 (2%) sexuality and violence, 2 ( 4.1 %) early marriage and sexual exploitation or abuse and 3 (6.2%) prohibition of child Marriage Act, 2006. This implied that education and economy was the major the impacts of early child marriages in Lango Sub Region. The findings revealed that 8 out of 48 respondents represented by 16.6% suggested that educating and empowering girls was one the intervention measures being done to end child marriage in Lango Sub - Region, I 3 (37%) supporting young people to become activists for change, 4 (8.3%) mobilizing and educating communities, 2 (4. I%) bringing men and traditional leaders on board, 5 (1 0.4%) enacting and enforcing laws that set a legal minimum age for marriage, 6 (12.5%) introducing incentives and 10 (28.8%) raising awareness in the media. This implied that raising awareness in the media was the best the intervention measures being done to end child marriage in Lango Sub- Region. It was concluded that protecting" the girl's sexuality was one of the causes of early child marriages in Lango Sub Region, gender discrimination, inadequate laws, trafficking, limited education and economic options, insecurity in the face of conflict and tradition and Religion. This implied that limited education and economic option was the major cause of early marriage in Lango Sub-Region. It was concluded health and related outcomes was one of impacts of early child marriages in Lango Sub Region, pregnancy and childbirth, increased risks of contracting sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, denial of education, education and economy, psychological and emotional disorders, domestic violence, sexuality and violence, early marriage and sexual exploitation or abuse and prohibition of child Marriage Act, 2006. This implied that education and economy was the major the impacts of early child marriages in Lango Sub Region. It was concluded that educating and empowering girls was one the intervention measures being done to end child marriage in Lango Sub Region, supporting young people to become activists for change, mobilizing and educating communities, bringing men and traditional leaders on board, enacting and enforcing laws that set a legal minimum age for marriage, introducing incentives and raising awareness in the media. This implied that raising awareness in the media was the best the intervention measures being done to end child marriage in Lango Sub Region. There is need for Lango Sub-Region to improve on its education and economic option since it was the major cause of early marriage in Lango Sub-Region. There is need for Lango Sub- Region to use media since raising awareness in the media was the best the intervention measures being done to end child marriage in Lango Sub- Region.
Description: A Research Dissertation Submitted To The College Of Humanities And Social Sciences In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirement For Fulfillment A Ward Of The Degree Of Bachelor Of Social Works And Social Administration Of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/11875
Appears in Collections:Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Social Administration

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