Health, education, protection, livelihoods, and livelihoods of children and young people in developing and fragile contexts.
Principal Investigators: John Lawerence Aber. Lead Organisation: New York University
Co-investigator: Jeannie Annan
In this talk Nicola Ansell (Professor of Human Geography at Brunel University London) questions whether child marriage campaigns take account of the contexts, or the complexity, of young women's lives. She argues that calls for a universal age limit of 18 for marriage are missing the point.
For young girls in developing countries, not knowing how to manage their periods can hinder access to education. Research from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London demonstrates that in rural Uganda, providing free sanitary products and lessons about puberty to girls may increase their attendance at school.