They matter because like anyone of us, youth has inherent rights. Yet, in some aspects, the adults stop thinking about the young people. This observation needs to be attended to because it will put the youth at…
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Child marriages lead to abusive practices and a disregard of the rights of children. In many instances, as several studies would show, the practice of young marriage leads to socio-economic development stagnation of the child and health problems. This state of the problem could only be resolved through legislations, more law enforcements and active participation of the government and community. In Ethiopia, in particular, where problem exists in great proportion than in other regions, government intervention should be sought to permanently provide a solution.
This study hopes to describe behavior of Ethiopians on family matters and how they behave in resolving an issue or a problem. Describing human behavior is a Social Work Theory that is applicable in this problem. Study is important because when behaviors are clearly understood, change required is directed to what is needed by the population.
Ethiopia is located in the north eastern part of Africa. According to the UN Habitat (2008), it is the second most populated but least urbanized country in sub-Sahara Africa. As of 2014, it has a population of over seventeen million. CIA Worldfact (2014) explains that their estimates of population took note of the events of excess mortality due to HIV/AIDS that resulted to lower life expectancy, higher death rate and low population growth rates. Life expectancy of Ethiopian population is only 60.75 years that is considered short (ranks 193 in world comparison). Maternal mortality rate is 350 deaths to every 100,000 live births. While infant mortality rate is 55.77 deaths for every 1,000 live births.
Ethiopia is highly dependent on rain-fed agriculture. Its biggest economic problems are urban poverty, high unemployment, lack of infrastructure, and housing shortage. The societal systems of gender disparities here make women open to poverty
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According to experts in gender studies, early marriage is one of the most harmful practices because it harms the girls and robs them of several life opportunities. According to this article: It [early marriage] also reinforces other forms of gender-based violence and problems.
Early-age marriage may be a sensitive topic because for some societies, it is part of tradition and culture already. However, I cannot help but look further into this matter because in most of my readings on this topic, early-age marriage is linked to poverty and developing nations, and is being seriously scrutinized by experts all over the world.
In general, it is described as a practice in which interpersonal relationships are acknowledged. Moreover, it is also viewed as an institution of evolving gender roles as well as transforming cultural practices on local, regional, national and global levels (Coontz, “The Origins of Modern Divorce”).
On the other hand, love marriages being based on romantic feelings receive condemnation for being too idealist and not sustainable as romantic feelings are bound to fade over time. This explains why there are more divorce cases in love marriages compared to arranged ones.
The climate in the Ethiopian highlands happens to be cool, while the lowlands tend to be hot (Cities of the World, 2002).
Ethiopia has a population of 61 million, which is growing at an annual rate of 2 percent (Cities of the World, 2002). Ethiopia has one of the lowest per capita incomes in the world that stands at $ 120 a year (Cities of the World, 2002).
These include: neglecting children, leaving the home without permission, talking with other men, not preparing food, and refusing sexual relations with their partners. "In the Ethiopian context, women and young girls are socialized to be submissive, to be passive, to be seen as unequal vis--vis boys and men.
The same section covers various aspects of ecological diversity. This section is followed by Human Intrusion threats section. In the section protection and preservation of the area researcher has covered general issues related to