Socio-Culture Impact of Child Marriage in Red Sea State
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2018, Pages: 121-124
Received: Jun. 12, 2018;
Accepted: Jul. 13, 2018;
Published: Aug. 15, 2018
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Ahmed Mohamed Bilal, Business Administration and Economic Department, Port Sudan Ahlia College, Port Sudan, Sudan
Etimad Gaafer Alfadil, Business Administration and Economic Department, Port Sudan Ahlia College, Port Sudan, Sudan
Abdelrahman Mustafa Abdelrahman, Business Administration and Economic Department, Port Sudan Ahlia College, Port Sudan, Sudan
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The research aims to highlight cultural values and norms that are impeding practices related to child marriage in Red Sea State. The paper focuses on the concept and analytical approach to assess child marriage as one form of the various forms of marital relations. The paper analyzed the interaction relationship between early marriage practices in certain RSS localities with local community perceptions and traditional beliefs. The methodology to achieve the objectives were based on descriptive analytic approaches based on interviews, case studies and questionnaires for households in three localities namely, Sinkat, Haya and Toker. Research for early marriage are linked to the desire of relatives to preserve wealth, purity and fear of shame which girls may be subjected to with delayed marriage. It is seen as simple, non costly marriage which goes hand in hand with other values of rural areas. The impact of early marriage on social and cultural fabric was not clearly understood by locality inhabitant as 60% of the society reflected positively on the advantages of the phenomena. Fifty nine percent of the questionnaire recipient advocate that suitable marriage age is 12-18 years. The after-effects of early marriage on health and death during pregnancy are thought to decrease with education and nutrition. Evidence from localities reflect that women empowerment is low and as a consequence, social development factors are also affecting cultural fabric.
Child Marriage, Sinkat, Haya, Toker, Phenomenon, Port Sudan, Red Sea State
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Ahmed Mohamed Bilal,
Etimad Gaafer Alfadil,
Abdelrahman Mustafa Abdelrahman,
Socio-Culture Impact of Child Marriage in Red Sea State, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Vol. 6, No. 4,
2018, pp. 121-124.
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