Navigation Links
Child marriages: 39,000 every day
Date:3/7/2013

g brides.

Social pressures within a community can lead families to wed young children. For example, some cultures believe marrying girls before they reach puberty will bring blessings on families. Some societies believe that early marriage will protect young girls from sexual attacks and violence and see it as a way to insure that their daughter will not become pregnant out of wedlock and bring dishonour to the family.

Too, many families marry their daughters simply because early marriage is the only option they know.

"Many faith leaders and their communities are already working to end child marriage and other forms of violence against children. Changing stubborn behavior is immensely challenging, so we must go further to positively influence beliefs and actions," says Tim Costello, Chief Executive of World Vision Australia.

Malawi's work to end child marriage

In Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries, at least half of young women are married before the age of 18. The country is working to end the practice "to allow the girl child to continue with education, to become a learned citizen who can contribute to the development and economy of the country," says Mrs. Catherine Gotani Hara, Malawi's Minister of Health.

Another reason for Malawi's effort is the high teenage pregnancy rate and the fact that teen pregnancies contribute to 20-30 percent of maternal deaths in the country. "By ending early marriages we can avert up to 30 percent of maternal deaths and also reduce the neonatal mortality rate," she says.

The Minister reports that Malawi has taken a number of steps aimed at ending the practice of child marriage. These include:

  • Providing free universal access to primary education;

  • Working with chiefs to sensitize their communities on the importance of sending children to school, with an emphasis on the girl child;

  • Implementing a policy that allows girls w
    '/>"/>

Contact: Marshall Hoffman
marshall@hoffmanpr.com
703-801-8602
Hoffman & Hoffman Worldwide
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related biology news :

1. Stronger support needed for healthy beverage practices in child care
2. Speech emerges in children with autism and severe language delay at greater rate than thought
3. Eating junk food while pregnant may make your child a junk food addict
4. Wayne State study shows airborne dust in urban areas impacts lead levels in children
5. Childhood blood lead levels rise and fall with exposure to airborne dust in urban areas
6. Smarter lunchrooms make lunch choices childs play
7. Is there a link between childhood obesity and ADHD, learning disabilities?
8. Insects scientists and children meeting in Las Cruces, New Mexico
9. Research finds promising approaches to prevent Latino childhood obesity
10. Leading RSV researcher publishes work at Le Bonheur Childrens
11. Researchers discover mutations linked to relapse of childhood leukemia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2015)... March 23, 2015 SoundView Technology Group issues a ... NXTD ) Wocket smart wallet. SoundView was one of the ... their experience with the Wocket in multiple scenarios and outlets. ... Foods and other retailers, making both debit and credit card ... also says, "If the company meets their plans in 2015, ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... , Mar. 19, 2015 Research and Markets ... "Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report" report to ... for Hand Geometry in US$ Thousands. The report provides separate ... Japan , Europe , ... , and Rest of World. Annual estimates and ...
(Date:3/17/2015)... , March 17, 2015 MedNet ... specializing in clinical study management systems, is pleased ... attendance at ARENA,s Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Southeast ... event provides an excellent forum for MedNet to ... and affordable software-as-a-service (SaaS) eClinical technology platform. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 2Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 3Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 4Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 2Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 3Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 4Connect With MedNet Solutions At Outsourcing In Clinical Trials Southeast 2
... The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) ... the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois ... Understanding of Science and Technology Award. Berenbaum was ... research on the world of insects with her inspirational ...
... identified the specific region in vertebrates where adult blood stem ... in a paper in this week,s early online edition of ... for the development of safer and more effective stem cell ... host of other diseases of the blood or bone marrow. ...
... set of proteins found in our intestines can recognize and ... surfaces, scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered. ... scheduled to appear in the journal Nature Medicine . ... on the surfaces of bacteria, but these proteins are different ...
Cached Biology News:Entomologist May R. Berenbaum wins Public Understanding of Science Award 2Entomologist May R. Berenbaum wins Public Understanding of Science Award 3Biologists image birth of blood-forming stem cells in embryo 2Biologists image birth of blood-forming stem cells in embryo 3Bacteria-killing proteins cover blood type blind spot 2Bacteria-killing proteins cover blood type blind spot 3
(Date:4/16/2015)... GUELPH, ON , April 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Bioenterprise ... opening its newest office in Charlottetown ... with the Prince Edward Island ADAPT Council for the ... are looking forward to working with PEI ADAPT.  They ... Maritimes for more than a decade," explains Dave ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... SAN DIEGO , April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... and development of therapeutic antibodies, today announced ... (IL-36R) antibody program into IND-enabling studies. The ... a novel treatment for generalized pustular psoriasis ... high unmet medical need. ANB019 is wholly owned ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... ROCKLAND, Mass. , April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany ... Senior Vice President, Head of Global Clinical Development. ... development expertise, including experience in Oncology and Immunology. ... leadership ability, having served as a Vice President ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... April 16, 2015 Fairleigh Dickinson ... V. Gulfo to become the Executive Director of ... FDU announced the kick-off of the Initiative for ... by Dr. Gulfo, under the Rothman Institute of ... Business) and in collaboration with FDU’s School of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Bioenterprise Corporation Expands into the Maritimes 2AnaptysBio Advances First-In-Class Anti-IL-36 Receptor Antibody Program To Treat Orphan Inflammatory Disease 2Alise Reicin Joins the Biopharmaceutical Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany as Head of Global Clinical Development 2Alise Reicin Joins the Biopharmaceutical Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany as Head of Global Clinical Development 3Dr. Joseph V. Gulfo Named Executive Director of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute to Spearhead New Initiative for Patient-Centered Innovation (iPCI) 2Dr. Joseph V. Gulfo Named Executive Director of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute to Spearhead New Initiative for Patient-Centered Innovation (iPCI) 3
... - Sonic Foundry, Inc. , has announced ... million shares of common stock at $3.75 per share. ... to close on Dec. 27, 2006, will be used ... to the company's search technology and intellectual property protection. ...
... the University of Wisconsin-Madison , justified or otherwise, ... to the tree. It has world-class scientists and well-developed ... services, but most of that commercialization takes place within ... that's true. Just check the figures for per capita ...
... the theory that consumer need is what drives business formation, ... , ,In this case, the need is created when ... be desired, and the chief executive of a new business ... problems before. , ,Albert Chiozzi, who plans to launch ...
Cached Biology Technology:Entrepreneurship grant will build strong foundation 2Entrepreneurship grant will build strong foundation 3Entrepreneurship grant will build strong foundation 4Company to operate in wireless Internet space 2
... SureLINK Bioconjugation Kit provides a powerful ... carbohydrates and nuceleic acids. The kit provides ... with reagents for quantifying conjugation efficiencies. It ... fluorophores, biotin and other tags with a ...
... offers maleimide activated carrier proteins to ... Imject Maleimide Activated Carrier Proteins are ... preactivated with a heterobifunctional cross-linker (Sulfo-SMCC). ... sulfhydryl-reactive carrier protein. Thus allowing ...
...
... perfect complement to high-speed analytical techniques, the AutoTrace SPE is a powerful, high-throughput ... cartridge conditioning, sample loading and elution steps for large volumes aqueous solution extractions ... ... ...
Biology Products: