How to end the destructive cycle of food insecurity and child marriage
By Jenny Conrad
December 15, 2022
For generations, food scarcity and rising costs have pushed families like Ayana's into poverty, which, in turn, has increased the risk for girls falling prey to child, early, and forced marriage. CARE’s recent report on Gender-Based Violence and Food Insecurity provides a snapshot into this cycle of hunger, inequality, and violence, revealing how food insecurity and poverty have often reinforced male privilege, power, and control, which in turn has pushed more girls like Ayana into early marriage.