Young Lives/ Antonio Fiorente

Girls’ diverging pathways to marriage

By Gina Crivello, Young Lives

Oxford University
Sep 9, 2016 · 20 min read
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Diverging Pathways

Photo: Young Lives participants, aged 13, mapping their community
Using a ‘poverty tree’ to discuss the causes and effects of poverty
Young Lives researchers returning from a follow-up interview in a semi-remote village, northern Ethiopia, 2014

Why marriage?

A global and national priority

USAID campaign banner promoting condom use, ‘Don’t let him fool you!!’

Marriage in Young Lives

A Young Lives research encounter

Ideal versus actual age of marriage

Ayu’s lifemap, age 12 — as co-created with a researcher
A young couple. Young Lives/ Antonio Fiorente

Norms and decision-making

Comparing girls’ trajectories to marriage

Fanus (unmarried)

Sessen (married)

Sirnay (unmarried)

Haymanot (remarried)

Haftey (unmarried)

Haymanot and Haftey — two contrasting cases

Haymanot and Haftey — two contrasting cases
Haymanot, Age 17
A stone crushing plant. Source: Young Lives

“My dream as a mother and as what others do, is to marry her to somebody”.

Haymanot draws an image depicting someone who is doing well in life as part of a group discussion on child well-being, when she was age 15
Young Lives/ Antonio Fiorente
Source: alchetron.com

Defining moments in girls’ trajectories

Implications for change

Young Lives/ Antonio Fiorentes

Notes:

What next?

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