Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech and Matheus Hebling. Dr. David Meek (Assistant Professor of Global Studies, University of Oregon) is an environmental anthropologist, critical geographer, and food systems education scholar with area specializations in Brazil and India. Professor Meek theoretically grounds his research in a synthesis of political ecology, critical pedagogy, and agrarian studies. His interests include sustainable agriculture, social movements, and environmental education.
Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech and Matheus Hebling. According to Dr. Denise, "While child marriage rates have declined in the entire world since the 1980s, Latin America has not yet reached a decreasing trend. According to UNICEF statistics, in Latin America, one woman in four aged between 20 and 24 was married before reaching 18 years old (but after the age of 15). Moreover, 5% of women were married before reaching the age of 15."