The #MeToo movement has helped create a global spotlight on campaigns to end sexual harassment and assault, human trafficking and child marriage. These movements add to a growing emphasis on girls’ rights, highlighted by the recent trip of first lady Melania Trump to Africa — including a stop in Malawi, where she brought attention to children’s welfare.
But we find in our research that human rights campaigns can actually make child marriage worse. These efforts can backfire, causing decreased support for banning child marriage.
Seksuell vold skremmer ikke Sudans kvinner fra gatedemonstasjoner
“I’m against all of the laws of this regime”: What Sudan’s women want
Samia al-Nagar and Liv Tønnessen
Legal Regimes, Women’s Work, and Women’s Empowerment
Mala Htun; Francesca R Jensenius; Liv Tønnessen
Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society