Child marriage has continued to be
one of the major factors affecting the achievement of development indices and
targets in Uganda. This report presents the findings of the study on “Child
Marriage and its impact on Development” which was carried out in Kasese
district (Western Uganda) in two counties; Busongora North.
The study provides the needed
information on the problem of child marriage and its socio economic impact on
the society. It directly shows that young children should instead be nurtured
for development programmes and progress of society. Involving the child mothers and fathers at
every stage of development calls for looking at the issue of child marriage
with holistic lenses; especially ensuring that victims and survivors get self esteem,
and are provided with means to enhance their well being. It is therefore a loud
reminder to policy makers, parents, cultural leaders, religious leaders and the
whole community to be part of the great strides Isis-WICCE is taking to end
child marriage and restore self worth in the affected that have lost hope in
the future. An abused generation cannot contribute to future progress.