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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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GNB - CM in Africa brief
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Ending child marriage in Africa

by Girls Not Brides

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Improving the Lives of Married Adolescent Girls in Amhara, Ethiopia
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Improving the lives of married adolescent girls in Amhara, Ethiopia

by Jeffrey Edmeades, Robin Hayes, Gillian Gaynair, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

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GNB - CM in Africa brief

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Ending child marriage in Africa

by Girls Not Brides

This brief looks at child marriage across Africa, presents initiatives by civil society, governments or regional bodies, and makes recommendations to end the practice.


Regions Featured: Sub-Saharan Africa

Status: Published - 11/02/2015

GNB - Child-marriage-Africa - small

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No time to wait! End child marriage in Africa

by Girls Not Brides

Looks at the scale of child marriage across Africa, gives examples of African initiatives to address the issue, and makes recommendations for governments to end child marriage


Countries Featured: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Mozambique, South Sudan, Central African Republic

Regions Featured: Sub-Saharan Africa

Status: Published - 20/01/2015

Equality Now unsexy laws

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Ending sex discrimination in the law

by Equality Now

Looks at sex discriminatory laws around the world, incl minimum age of marriage, domestic violence and rape laws, and provides contact information for those who wish to act.


Countries Featured: Afghanistan, Algeria, Burundi, Cuba, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guinea, Indonesia, Yemen, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, Sudan, Tanzania, Swaziland, Togo, United States, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Tunisia, Cameroon, Ireland, Madagascar, United Kingdom, Nigeria, India, Lebanon, State of Palestine, Egypt, Syrian Arab Republic

Regions Featured: International

Status: Published - 01/01/2015

Themes: Human rights and justice

GNB factsheet

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Understanding the scale of child marriage

by Girls Not Brides

Offers a range of figures to discuss the scale of child marriage and highlights some comparisons that can help to make these large numbers meaningful to a wider audience.


Countries Featured: International

Regions Featured: International

Status: Published - 31/10/2014

UNICEF Nepal - cost of inaction

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Cost of inaction: Child and adolescent marriage in Nepal

by Amjad Rabi, UNICEF Nepal

This UNICEF paper finds that failure to address child marriage in Nepal has cost the country 3.87% of its Gross Domestic Product.


Countries Featured: Nepal

Regions Featured: South Asia

Status: Published - 15/10/2014

Themes: Poverty, Education

UNICEF South Asia 2014

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Improving children’s lives, transforming the future. 25 years of child rights in South Asia

by UNICEF

UNICEF South Asia looks at the progress made over the past 25 years in respecting, protecting and fulfilling child rights in all eight countries in the region.


Countries Featured: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan

Regions Featured: South Asia

Status: Published - 01/09/2014

ICRW - More power to her

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More power to her: How empowering girls can end child marriage

by Ann Warner, Kirsten Stoebenau, Allison M. Glinski, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) looks at how girl-centred programmes are helping to empower girls and prevent child marriage.


Countries Featured: Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Egypt, India

Regions Featured: International

Status: Published - 01/09/2014

Themes: Education, Poverty, Health

World Bank - Preventing CM

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Preventing child marriage: Lessons from World Bank Group Gender Impact Evaluations

by Jennifer Parsons, Jennifer Mc Cleary-Sills, Gender Group, World Bank Group

Drawing on 7 impact evaluations supported by the World Bank Group, this brief looks at the evidence of what works to delay the age of marriage and reduce child marriage.


Countries Featured: International

Regions Featured: International

Status: Published - 11/08/2014

Themes: Poverty, Education

Population Action - toolkit repro health

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A grim reality: The reproductive health of married girls

by Rebecca Denis, Gina Sarfaty, Population Action International

This factsheet argues that, if we want to end child marriage, the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls must be a global priority.


Regions Featured: International, Sub-Saharan Africa, North America

Status: Published - 01/08/2014

Themes: Health

Afri-dev - 2014 scorecard cervical cancer

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2014 Africa Cervical Cancer Multi Indicator Incidence & Mortality Scorecard

by Africa Coalition on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; Afri-Dev.Info

The scorecard highlights the links between child marriage and early childbearing and the risk of developing cervical cancer.


Regions Featured: Sub-Saharan Africa

Status: Published - 01/08/2014

Themes: Health