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Gaining insight into the magnitude of and factors influencing child marriage and teenage pregnancy and their consequences in Pakistan

Madeleen Wegelin , Dinu Abdella , Naghma Rehan , Farkanda Ather , Tasneem Kakal , Maryse Kok

YES I DO. is a strategic alliance of five Dutch organizations which main aim is to enhance the decision making space of young people about if, when and whom to marry as well as if, when and with whom to have children.

The present report details the baseline study conducted in Pakistan. The report draws on literature about child marriage and teenage pregnancy in Pakistan, details the methodology used, presents the main results and provides general recommendations for policy and practice on child marriage and teenage pregnancy in Pakistan. The findings and recommendations can be used by different stakeholders working in the YES I DO programme as well as in other programmes on sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people.

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  • Yes I Do: Reduce Child Marriage, Teenage Pregnancies and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

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    • Project

    This project aims to reduce child marriage, teenage pregnancies and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) related practices. Its work covers seven countries: Pakistan, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi. The Yes I Do project is a joint collaboration with Plan Netherlands in the lead, along with CHOICE, Rutgers and Amref. It is funded by the […]