Programmes

Research Study on Child Mothers

DURATION

2015 — 2016

LOCALE

Districts of Colombo, Matara, Puttalam,Anuradhapura, Moneragala, Nuwara Eliya, Trincomalee and Kilinochchi (Sri Lanka)

DONOR

National Committee onWomen (NCW)- Ministry ofWomen and ChildAffairs, Sri Lanka

OBSERVATIONS/RESULTS

The study investigated the distribution of teenage mothers in the eight districts by ethnicity, religion, family background, and education level; the reasons leading to teenage pregnancy; assessed the knowledge and awareness on the issue of teenage pregnancies among the community; and identified programmes that are being conducted to minimize child marriage.

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Research Study on Child Mothers

The study investigated the distribution of teenage mothers in the eight districts by ethnicity, religion, family background, and education level