Traditional and cultural practices harmful to the girl-child : a cross sectional review
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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In is hoped that this paper on traditional and cultural practices harmful to the every girl-child will shed some light on the extent to which this is an issue which needs addressing at all levels of government and society. It is hard to understand fully the many ways in which girls are hampered from reaching their full potential as human beings, participating in and benefiting equitably from economic communities of which they are a part, without concretely identifying and describing all of the contributing factors and how they operate to negatively affect women during their entire lives. It is equally important to note that all of these issues are interrelated. Real change in one area is needed to reinforce or prompt change in another. For example, die educational, health and marriage status of girls is very connected.