CULTURE AND EARLY CHILD MARRIAGE IN LANGO SUB-REGION. A CASE STUDY OF NAMASALE SUB-COUNTY AMOLATA DISTRICT

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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 childbitih, 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%) suppmiing 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

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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.

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Research, S. (2022). CULTURE AND EARLY CHILD MARRIAGE IN LANGO SUB-REGION. A CASE STUDY OF NAMASALE SUB-COUNTY AMOLATA DISTRICT. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/culture-and-early-child-marriage-in-lango-sub-region-a-case-study-of-namasale-sub-county-amolata-district

MLA 8th

Research, SSA "CULTURE AND EARLY CHILD MARRIAGE IN LANGO SUB-REGION. A CASE STUDY OF NAMASALE SUB-COUNTY AMOLATA DISTRICT" Afribary. Afribary, 14 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/culture-and-early-child-marriage-in-lango-sub-region-a-case-study-of-namasale-sub-county-amolata-district. Accessed 07 Oct. 2022.

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Research, SSA . "CULTURE AND EARLY CHILD MARRIAGE IN LANGO SUB-REGION. A CASE STUDY OF NAMASALE SUB-COUNTY AMOLATA DISTRICT". Afribary, Afribary, 14 Aug. 2022. Web. 07 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/culture-and-early-child-marriage-in-lango-sub-region-a-case-study-of-namasale-sub-county-amolata-district >.

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Research, SSA . "CULTURE AND EARLY CHILD MARRIAGE IN LANGO SUB-REGION. A CASE STUDY OF NAMASALE SUB-COUNTY AMOLATA DISTRICT" Afribary (2022). Accessed October 07, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/culture-and-early-child-marriage-in-lango-sub-region-a-case-study-of-namasale-sub-county-amolata-district