Experiences of survivors of forced marriage in Nabisojjo village-Wakyato, Nakaseke District
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The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of the women survivors of forced marriages in Nabisojjo village, Nakaseke District. The study was conducted in this area because of the prevalence of the practice of child marriages in the area. The study was done according to the following specific objectives; to examine of the circumstances surrounding forced marriages among girls in Nakaseke district, to examine the socio economic challenges faced by survivors of forced marriages, to assess the responses and coping mechanisms of female survivors of forced marriages. The research adopted a purely qualitative approach of study through in-depth interviews in collection of data and an exploratory study design. It consisted of 11 participants, of which 8 were the primary participants and 3 were the key informant participants. The study findings and discussions presented and showed the prevalence and continuity of the practice of child and forced marriages in this area and the similarities in the experiences of the different survivors of forced marriages. Recommendations from the study suggest that legal provisions and stakeholders need to employ more effective measures of supporting the survivors and preventing the continuity of the practice.