In Uganda, the food crises associated with climate change have been linked to higher rates of early marriage for girls, as they are exchanged for dowry or bride price. These “famine marriages” – as they are called – not only lead to girls dropping out of school, but also make them vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections and related reproductive complications.As opposed to the traditional rape by their male relatives, who considerately use condoms?
13 March 2010
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Amy North, a researcher working on gender, education and global poverty reduction initiatives at the Institute of Education in the University of London, has found that climate change is exacerbating existing gender inequalities, with a devastating effect on the quality of life of poor women and girls.