Using available global health data from the DHS, this presentation examines the protections and prevalence of child marriage and its linkages to intimate partner violence (IPV). A summary of the journal article, “Child marriage and intimate partner violence: a comparative study of 34 countries” the presentation concludes that women who marry as children are more likely to experience IPV and that national age of marriage laws may not be sufficient.
This presentation was presented by Rachel Kidman at the GBV Task Force Event “Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Intimate Partner Violence” on March 6, 2017.
Rachel Kidman is Core Faculty at Stony Brook University for the Public Health Program and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Kidman is a social epidemiologist focused on child and adolescent adversity in sub-Saharan Africa. Current research explores sexual victimization and HIV risk among orphans, the behavioral risk profiles of perinatal HIV-infected adolescents in South Africa, and the role of adverse childhood experiences in shaping divergent HIV risk trajectories during adolescence in Malawi.