Posted by in on November 4, 2011

Ivorians Who Married Young Warn Others of Hazards

Women in Ivory Cost who were married off young for financial reasons are warning younger women to avoid it if they can. Like in many African countries, school dropout rate is high for girls in Ivory Coast. A UNICEF report states that although 66% of girls enrol in primary school, only 19% go on to secondary school. It is therefore considered a financial strategy by these girls to marry an older man who will take care of them.