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Title: Perceptions and Practices of Early Marriage in Bo Rama District, Somaliland
Authors: Asha, Adan Hassan
Keywords: Early marriages
Issue Date: Nov-2016
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Humanities and social sciences
Abstract: This study was undertaken to assess women's perceptions and practices of early marriage in Borama district, Somaliland. The study was guided by the following research objectives; to determine the perceptions of Somaliland women on early marriage in Borama district, Somaliland, to examine marriage practices in Borama district, Somaliland and to establish the cultural inclination of Somali land women on early marriage in Borama dist1ict, Somaliland. This study adopted cross-sectional survey design using both the quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection. The researcher to collect information from a cross-section of a given population. This study design was used because it is the most commonly used research method in social research. This is because results from such a survey method are easily extrapolated to the entire population. In conclusion, the imposition of a marriage partner on children or adolescents who are in no way ready for marriage life, and whose marriage will deprive them of freedom, opportunity for personal development, and other rights including health and well-being, education, and participation in civic life, nullifies the meaning of the CRC's core protections for those concerned. Unless measures are taken to address early marriage, it will continue to be a major stumbling block to the achievement of human rights. This research rep01t is intended merely as a slatting-point, drawing attention to a practice that has been neglected by both women's and children's rights campaigners in recent decades. The study recommends that there is need to address the needs of married children, existing interventions should be expanded to enhance married girls' and boys' educational opportunities, social networks, economic assets, negotiating skills, and access to health and other social services. Working with lawmakers and parliamentarians is also critical, as they can promote enactment, implementation, and enforcement of laws and policies that discourage early marriage. Community leaders, traditional leaders, and members of law enforcement and the judicial community have critical contributions to make in implementing and enforcing laws passed.
Description: A Thesis Report Presented To The College Of Higher Degrees And Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For The Degree Of Masters Of Development Studies
Appears in Collections:Masters of Arts Development Studies - Main and Ishaka Campus

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