Blog: Child marriage campaigns are missing the point

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Oct 2017

"If marriage is not universally similar, why should we seek to regulate it in a universal way?"

This is a question that Nicola Ansell, researcher for the ESRC-DFID enabled Averting 'New Variant Famine' in Southern Africa project, addressed at the Putting Children First conference which took place in Ethiopia from 23-25 October 2017.

In a thought-provoking opinion piece, informed by her wider research in the area, and published by Devex to coincide with the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October 2017, Nicola Ansell asks: how useful are child marriage campaigns when marriage differs as a practice across different places and societies? 

Read blog: Opinion: Child marriage campaigns are missing the point.

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