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GENDER NORMS AS AN INFLUENCING FACTOR OF EARLY MARRIAGE AND ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY AMONG ETHNIC MINORITIES IN CHIANG MAI AND CHIANG RAI

Added by Super Admin |  13 November 2020

In the last two decades, the impact of early marriage and adolescent pregnancy have become a concerning issue in the global discussions as the forms of child rights violations. It is widely accepted that social norms, culture, and tradition in some specific countries have been influential to the emergence of child marriage and adolescent pregnancy. Considering to these issues, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child’s General Comment No.4 (2003) on Adolescent Health and Developed in the Context of the Convention on the Rights of the Child stated clearly that all the State parties should facilitate the establishment of multidisciplinary information and advice centers regarding the harmful aspects of some traditional practices including early marriage that would cause to adolescent pregnancy.

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Rasa.Sekulovic@plan-international.org

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