Presentation includes research in Ethiopia on the connection between child marriage, couple communication, and intimate partner violence. Findings are from the TESFA Project funded by ICRW. Slides were presented by Jeffrey Edmeades at the GBV Task Force event “Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Intimate Partner Violence” on March 6, 2017.
Dr. Edmeades is a Senior Social Demographer at ICRW with over 15 years of experience in conducting research, designing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) approaches, and program design. His recent research focuses on the determinants of contraceptive choices, particularly within household decision-making processes, the design of effective programs addressing child marriage, the linkages between pregnancy and school dropout, and the evaluation of programs addressing child marriage, and comprehensive sexuality education for adolescents.
Recent projects he has played a lead role in include: the evaluation of the Towards Improved Economic and Sexual/Reproductive Health Outcomes for Adolescent Girls (TESFA) project in Amhara, Ethiopia; the Women’s Reproductive Histories project, focused on understanding the determinants of women’s reproductive behavior in Madhya Pradesh, India; the evaluation of the Young Men’s Initiative in the Balkans region (implemented by CARE-Balkans), and the Economic Impacts of Child Marriage, focused on generating evidence of the economic costs that child marriage leads to at the individual, household, and national levels.