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.