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Child protection and harmful traditional practices : female early marriage and genital modification in Ethiopia

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This article explores divergent perspectives on female early marriage and genital modification in Ethiopia. It contrasts international norms and research evidence with local understandings, the latter focusing on the part these practices play in securing family social heritage, wellbeing of girls, and their transition to adulthood. The article explains persistence of these practices in the face of campaigns to eliminate them and questions assumptions behind the international child protecti...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/09614524.2012.672957

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Young Lives
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Institution:
Oxford University
Research group:
Young Lives
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Young Lives
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Pankhurst, A
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R8544
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Boyden, J
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R8544
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Funding agency for:
Tafere, Y
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R8544
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Development in Practice Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
4
Pages:
510-522
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1364-9213
ISSN:
0961-4524
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2014-10-14

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