Child Marriage in Balochistan: A Political Economy Analysis and Policy Options

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“Child Marriage in Balochistan: A Political Economy Analysis and Policy Options” is part of a series of studies commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and conducted by the Population Council. These studies aim to examine the political economy dynamics surrounding child marriage in different provinces of Pakistan. In the case of Balochistan, the report delves into the discourse and practices surrounding child marriage, which are deeply rooted in sociocultural narratives about marriage and sexuality. The findings presented in the report provide compelling evidence on these discourses and practices, with a particular emphasis on the health-related aspects of child marriage.

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