CHILD PROTECTION
Poll on AU Girls' Summit - Child Marriage
5 questions polled on this topic
23% response rate
3,195 responded out of 14,148 polled
Nov 21. 2018
Do you think it is o.k. for girls to marry before 18-year-old?
Nov 21. 2018
Why do u think girls end up in marriage before age 18?
Nov 21. 2018
What is the negative result due to child marriage?
Nov 21. 2018
What should be done to prevent child marriage?
Nov 21. 2018
What do you think should be the focus of the African Union’s Child Marriage Campaign in the future?

POLL RESULTS

NOV 21. 2018
Do you think it is o.k. for girls to marry before 18-year-old?
3,195 responded out of 14,148 polled
Female
8%
Yes
 
Yes
92%
No
 
No

Male
14%
Yes
 
Yes
86%
No
 
No
0-14
33%
Yes
 
Yes
67%
No
 
No

15-19
14%
Yes
 
Yes
86%
No
 
No

20-24
12%
Yes
 
Yes
88%
No
 
No

25-30
11%
Yes
 
Yes
89%
No
 
No

31-34
13%
Yes
 
Yes
87%
No
 
No

35+
4%
Yes
 
Yes
96%
No
 
No
14%
Yes
 
Yes
86%
No
 
No
NOV 21. 2018
Why do u think girls end up in marriage before age 18?
2,724 responded out of 3,195 polled
Female
21%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
44%
Poverty
 
Poverty
21%
Tradition and Religion
 
Tradition and Religion
6%
Out of her own will
 
Out of her own will
9%
Lack of other options
 
Lack of other options

Male
27%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
40%
Poverty
 
Poverty
19%
Tradition and Religion
 
Tradition and Religion
6%
Out of her own will
 
Out of her own will
8%
Lack of other options
 
Lack of other options
0-14
67%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
0%
Poverty
 
Poverty
0%
Tradition and Religion
 
Tradition and Religion
0%
Out of her own will
 
Out of her own will
33%
Lack of other options
 
Lack of other options

15-19
34%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
34%
Poverty
 
Poverty
19%
Tradition and Religion
 
Tradition and Religion
4%
Out of her own will
 
Out of her own will
9%
Lack of other options
 
Lack of other options

20-24
23%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
42%
Poverty
 
Poverty
19%
Tradition and Religion
 
Tradition and Religion
5%
Out of her own will
 
Out of her own will
11%
Lack of other options
 
Lack of other options

25-30
21%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
49%
Poverty
 
Poverty
17%
Tradition and Religion
 
Tradition and Religion
5%
Out of her own will
 
Out of her own will
8%
Lack of other options
 
Lack of other options

31-34
26%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
42%
Poverty
 
Poverty
25%
Tradition and Religion
 
Tradition and Religion
4%
Out of her own will
 
Out of her own will
4%
Lack of other options
 
Lack of other options

35+
23%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
39%
Poverty
 
Poverty
23%
Tradition and Religion
 
Tradition and Religion
10%
Out of her own will
 
Out of her own will
6%
Lack of other options
 
Lack of other options
25%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
41%
Poverty
 
Poverty
19%
Tradition and Religion
 
Tradition and Religion
6%
Out of her own will
 
Out of her own will
8%
Lack of other options
 
Lack of other options
NOV 21. 2018
What is the negative result due to child marriage?
2,513 responded out of 2,724 polled
Female
7%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
17%
Maternal and infant mortality
 
Maternal and infant mortality
6%
Exposure to violence
 
Exposure to violence
18%
School drop-out
 
School drop-out
50%
All above
 
All above

Male
9%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
12%
Maternal and infant mortality
 
Maternal and infant mortality
4%
Exposure to violence
 
Exposure to violence
24%
School drop-out
 
School drop-out
50%
All above
 
All above
0-14
17%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
0%
Maternal and infant mortality
 
Maternal and infant mortality
17%
Exposure to violence
 
Exposure to violence
33%
School drop-out
 
School drop-out
33%
All above
 
All above

15-19
12%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
9%
Maternal and infant mortality
 
Maternal and infant mortality
5%
Exposure to violence
 
Exposure to violence
30%
School drop-out
 
School drop-out
44%
All above
 
All above

20-24
7%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
18%
Maternal and infant mortality
 
Maternal and infant mortality
6%
Exposure to violence
 
Exposure to violence
16%
School drop-out
 
School drop-out
54%
All above
 
All above

25-30
6%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
11%
Maternal and infant mortality
 
Maternal and infant mortality
3%
Exposure to violence
 
Exposure to violence
21%
School drop-out
 
School drop-out
58%
All above
 
All above

31-34
4%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
19%
Maternal and infant mortality
 
Maternal and infant mortality
3%
Exposure to violence
 
Exposure to violence
22%
School drop-out
 
School drop-out
53%
All above
 
All above

35+
11%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
15%
Maternal and infant mortality
 
Maternal and infant mortality
4%
Exposure to violence
 
Exposure to violence
22%
School drop-out
 
School drop-out
49%
All above
 
All above
10%
Teenage pregnancy
 
Teenage pregnancy
14%
Maternal and infant mortality
 
Maternal and infant mortality
5%
Exposure to violence
 
Exposure to violence
23%
School drop-out
 
School drop-out
48%
All above
 
All above
NOV 21. 2018
What should be done to prevent child marriage?
2,329 responded out of 2,513 polled
Female
15%
Skills development for girls/boys
 
Skills development for girls/boys
29%
Educating girls
 
Educating girls
9%
Strengthening families/communities
 
Strengthening families/communities
20%
Better law enforcement
 
Better law enforcement
6%
Address poverty
 
Address poverty
6%
Promote sexual/reproductive health
 
Promote sexual/reproductive health
15%
Public advocacy
 
Public advocacy

Male
16%
Skills development for girls/boys
 
Skills development for girls/boys
28%
Educating girls
 
Educating girls
11%
Strengthening families/communities
 
Strengthening families/communities
20%
Better law enforcement
 
Better law enforcement
5%
Address poverty
 
Address poverty
8%
Promote sexual/reproductive health
 
Promote sexual/reproductive health
12%
Public advocacy
 
Public advocacy
0-14
17%
Skills development for girls/boys
 
Skills development for girls/boys
33%
Educating girls
 
Educating girls
17%
Strengthening families/communities
 
Strengthening families/communities
17%
Better law enforcement
 
Better law enforcement
17%
Address poverty
 
Address poverty
0%
Promote sexual/reproductive health
 
Promote sexual/reproductive health
0%
Public advocacy
 
Public advocacy

15-19
14%
Skills development for girls/boys
 
Skills development for girls/boys
42%
Educating girls
 
Educating girls
8%
Strengthening families/communities
 
Strengthening families/communities
16%
Better law enforcement
 
Better law enforcement
2%
Address poverty
 
Address poverty
9%
Promote sexual/reproductive health
 
Promote sexual/reproductive health
8%
Public advocacy
 
Public advocacy

20-24
14%
Skills development for girls/boys
 
Skills development for girls/boys
25%
Educating girls
 
Educating girls
12%
Strengthening families/communities
 
Strengthening families/communities
21%
Better law enforcement
 
Better law enforcement
6%
Address poverty
 
Address poverty
8%
Promote sexual/reproductive health
 
Promote sexual/reproductive health
14%
Public advocacy
 
Public advocacy

25-30
19%
Skills development for girls/boys
 
Skills development for girls/boys
21%
Educating girls
 
Educating girls
9%
Strengthening families/communities
 
Strengthening families/communities
19%
Better law enforcement
 
Better law enforcement
8%
Address poverty
 
Address poverty
9%
Promote sexual/reproductive health
 
Promote sexual/reproductive health
16%
Public advocacy
 
Public advocacy

31-34
17%
Skills development for girls/boys
 
Skills development for girls/boys
20%
Educating girls
 
Educating girls
12%
Strengthening families/communities
 
Strengthening families/communities
29%
Better law enforcement
 
Better law enforcement
7%
Address poverty
 
Address poverty
1%
Promote sexual/reproductive health
 
Promote sexual/reproductive health
13%
Public advocacy
 
Public advocacy

35+
19%
Skills development for girls/boys
 
Skills development for girls/boys
13%
Educating girls
 
Educating girls
20%
Strengthening families/communities
 
Strengthening families/communities
13%
Better law enforcement
 
Better law enforcement
4%
Address poverty
 
Address poverty
2%
Promote sexual/reproductive health
 
Promote sexual/reproductive health
30%
Public advocacy
 
Public advocacy
16%
Skills development for girls/boys
 
Skills development for girls/boys
29%
Educating girls
 
Educating girls
10%
Strengthening families/communities
 
Strengthening families/communities
20%
Better law enforcement
 
Better law enforcement
6%
Address poverty
 
Address poverty
7%
Promote sexual/reproductive health
 
Promote sexual/reproductive health
12%
Public advocacy
 
Public advocacy
NOV 21. 2018
What do you think should be the focus of the African Union’s Child Marriage Campaign in the future?
1,584 responded out of 2,329 polled
child
marriage
education
girl
girls
educating
educate
early
focus
public
law
better
enforcement
poverty
children
teenage
parents
pregnancy
advocacy
skills
stop
will
families
development
health
end
future
also
effects
reproductive
youth
laws
communities
young
boys
sex
help
prevent
sexual
think
can
good
african
effect
know
educated
africa
make
need
well

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