Exploring Harmful Practices of Early/Child Marriage and FGM/C in Georgia
As part of a broader effort to understand the complexities of early/child marriage as related to inequitable gender norms in Georgia, UNFPA Georgia, in cooperation with UNICEF Georgia, commissioned a nationwide study in partnership with Promundo. The purpose of this study, conducted over the course of 2017, is to understand how and why attitudes, norms, and practices related to early/child marriage and FGM/C persist in Georgia, exploring risks and protective factors in order to identify opportunities to tackle the phenomenon.
The study also explores similarities and differences across regions, urban vs rural contexts, ethnic groups, language, and religion, while tackling the following research questions:
► What are root drivers and implications of early/child marriage in Georgia?
► What attitudes, beliefs, social norms, and practices surround early/child marriage – and how do they operate?
► What are risk and protective factors related to the practice in the country?
► What is the nature of FGM/C practices in Georgia?