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Research Paper | Social Work | Somalia | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023
Exploring Early Marriage in Mogadishu: A Qualitative Case Study of Causes, Current Status, and Socioeconomic Impact in Hodan District
Abstract: Early Marriage is a pervasive issue in Mogadishu, Somalia, with significant socioeconomic consequences. This qualitative study explores the causes, current status, and socioeconomic consequences of early Marriage in the city. The research employed in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, and document analysis to gather data from key stakeholders, including young brides, parents, community leaders, and experts. The findings reveal several interconnected factors contributing to the prevalence of early Marriage in Mogadishu. These include cultural norms and traditions, poverty, a lack of educational opportunities for girls, and insecurity due to ongoing conflicts. Early Marriage disrupts the lives of young girls, often resulting in limited educational attainment, restricted social mobility, and increased vulnerability to domestic violence and health issues.
Keywords: Early Marriage, socioeconomic consequences, young brides, domestic violence
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,
Pages: 1501 - 1510