‘Drought, drop out and early marriage: Feeling the effects of climate change in East Africa’
Gender and Droughts
Full Harvard Reference:
North, A. (2010) ‘Drought, drop out and early marriage: Feeling the effects of climate change in East Africa’. Equals: Newsletter for Beyond Access: Gender, Education and Development (24): 6.
This short piece highlights early marriages as a significant issue in drought and famine contexts in East Africa. The author names these marriages “famine marriages”, noting that they lead to girls dropping out of school and make them vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections and related reproductive complications.