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The situation of child marriage and teenage pregnancy in Sindh, Pakistan

Maryam Jawad , Tasneem Kakal , Maryse C. Kok

Child marriage and teenage pregnancy in Pakistan are a reflection of the patriarchal nature of Pakistani society characterized by deeply rooted gender inequalities, hierarchy, social norms, and poverty. Poor quality of education, limited economic opportunities and a lack of comprehensive information regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) limits young people to be empowered individuals and realize their SRHR.

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

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    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 […]