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Reports & Publications

Find here reports, articles, policy briefs and factsheets that document the scope of child marriage, its causes and consequences, and analyses of approaches and programmes that address the practice.

The publications featured have been produced by a range of organisations including international organisations, non-governmental organisations, think-tanks, academic institutions and others

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Featured Reports

UNICEF West Africa - ICRW study
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Child marriage, adolescent pregnancy and family formation in West and Central Africa: patterns, trends and drivers of change

by Natacha Stevanovic Fenn; Jeffrey Edmeades; Hannah Lantos; Odinaka Onovo, UNICEF West and Central Africa, International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW)

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GNB brief on child marriage and FP

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Child marriage and family planning: an information sheet

by Girls Not Brides

A fact sheet on child marriage and family planning developed by Girls Not Brides ahead of the 2016 International Family Planning Conference.


Regions Featured: International

Status: Published - 25/01/2016

Themes: Health

HRW - web report on CM in Africa

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Ending child marriage in Africa: Opening the door for girls’ education, health, and freedom from violence

by Human Rights Watch

In this report, Human Rights Watch looks at the factors leading to child marriage in Africa and the dire lifelong consequences linked to the practice.


Countries Featured: South Sudan, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Regions Featured: Sub-Saharan Africa

Status: Published - 09/12/2015

Themes: Education, Health, Human rights and justice

HRW - mariages des enfants Afrique

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Mettre fin aux mariages d’enfants en Afrique: ouvrir la porte aux filles pour l’éducation, la santé et la liberté de toute violence

by Human Rights Watch

Un état des lieux des connaissances sur le mariage des enfants en Afrique, y compris les facteurs perpétuant la pratique et ses conséquences dévastatrices.


Regions Featured: Sub-Saharan Africa

Status: Published - 09/12/2015

Themes: Health, Education, Human rights and justice

UNICEF West Africa - ICRW study

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Child marriage, adolescent pregnancy and family formation in West and Central Africa: patterns, trends and drivers of change

by Natacha Stevanovic Fenn; Jeffrey Edmeades; Hannah Lantos; Odinaka Onovo, UNICEF West and Central Africa, International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW)

This study analyses the levels, trends and relationships between child marriage, adolescent pregnancy and family formation across West and Central Africa.


Countries Featured: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe

Regions Featured: Sub-Saharan Africa

Status: Published - 01/12/2015

Themes: Health

UNICEF West Africa - ICRW study FR

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Mariages d’enfants, grossesses précoces et formation de la famille en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre

by Natacha Stevanovic Fenn; Jeffrey Edmeades; Hannah Lantos; Odinaka Onovo, UNICEF West and Central Africa; International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW)

Cette étude analyse les schémas, tendances et relations entre le mariage d’enfants, les grossesses précoces et la formation de la famille en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre.


Countries Featured: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Angola

Regions Featured: Sub-Saharan Africa

Status: Published - 01/12/2015

Themes: Health

UNICEF brief on Africa - NOV 15

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A profile of child marriage in Africa

by UNICEF

Produced by UNICEF for the African Girls' Summit on Ending Child Marriage, this report provides an overview of key facts about child marriage in Africa.


Regions Featured: Sub-Saharan Africa

Status: Published - 26/11/2015

Themes: Education, Health, Poverty

Plan, Coram - ACMI 2015

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Getting the Evidence: Asia Child Marriage Initiative Summary Report 

by Plan International, Coram International

Plan International and Coram Children's Legal Centre look at the root causes of child marriage in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Indonesia.


Countries Featured: Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia

Regions Featured: South Asia

Status: Published - 09/11/2015

Themes: Education, Girls' safety, Human rights and justice, Poverty

ALVF - Report

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Mariages précoces et forcés au Cameroun: Résultats des recherches

by Association de Lutte contre les Violences Faites aux Femmes

Cette étude vise à mieux comprendre la pratique des mariages précoces et forcés au Cameroun et apporter une aide dans le cadre des efforts de prévention et de plaidoyer.


Countries Featured: Cameroon

Regions Featured: Sub-Saharan Africa

Status: Published - 01/11/2015

ECPAT report- sexual abuse 15

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Unrecognised sexual abuse and exploitation of children in child, early and forced marriage

by Dr. Eliana Riggio Chaudhuri, ECPAT, Plan International

ECPAT and Plan International provide an analysis of the relationship between child, early & forced marriage and the sexual exploitation & abuse of children.


Regions Featured: International

Status: Published - 28/10/2015

Themes: Human rights and justice

CARE - Vows of poverty

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Vows of poverty. 26 countries where child marriage eclipses girls’ education

by CARE International

CARE ranks the 26 countries where girls are more likely to be married before the age of 18 than enrolled in secondary school.


Countries Featured: Tanzania, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Equatorial Guinea, Bangladesh, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Uganda, Nigeria, Malawi, Liberia, Mali, Guinea, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Somalia, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger

Regions Featured: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia

Status: Published - 01/10/2015

Themes: Education