Reports & Publications

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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A Theory of Change on Child Marriage

By Girls Not Brides

A visual diagram that demonstrates the range of approaches needed to address child marriage and how they intersect. Supported by a background brief and user guide.

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Fact sheet: End child marriage in Africa

By African Union

This fact sheet provides an overview of child marriage in Africa, with evidence of the physical, psychological and economic impact of early marriage on young girls.

Improving the Lives of Married Adolescent Girls in Amhara, Ethiopia Find out more

Improving the lives of married adolescent girls in Amhara, Ethiopia

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

The report summarises findings from the evaluation of TESFA, a programme which supported married adolescent girls for three years in Amhara, Ethiopia.

Dasra - marry me later Find out more

Marry me later: Preventing child marriage and early pregnancy in India

By Dasra

The report looks at child marriage in India and aims to identify high potential non-profit organisations that funders should look to support and scale.

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State of the world’s mothers 2014: Saving mothers and children in humanitarian crises

By Save the Children

Examines the impact of humanitarian crises on maternal, newborn and child survival in countries consistently ranked as the most difficult places to be a mother.

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Exploring the links: Female genital mutilation/cutting and early marriage

By World Vision UK

The report explores the dynamics between FGM/C and early marriage by looking at the shared social drivers and some of the direct links between the two practices.

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Voice and agency: Empowering women and girls for shared prosperity

By World Bank

Looks at the pervasive deprivations and constraints facing women and girls worlwide, including child marriage, and identifies promising programmes and interventions.

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Girl child marriage and its effect on fertility in Pakistan: Findings from Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey, 2006-2007

By Muazzam Nasrullah, Sana Muazzam, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta and Anita Raj, Maternal and Child Health Journal

The study aims to determine the links between early marriage and fertility among young women in Pakistan beyond associations attributed to social vulnerabilities.

Children in Syria highlighted early marriage as a key concern - World Vision Find out more

Our uncertain future – A report written by the children of Syria

By World Vision

Syria, three years on: World Vision invited refugee children to write a report to share, in their own words, their biggest concerns. Early marriage comes out as a key concern.

Early marriage, part of the devastating impact of three years of conflict in Syria - UNICEF Find out more

Under Siege – The devastating impact on children of three years of conflict in Syria


UNICEF looks at the impact that three years of violence have had on children inside Syria and those living as refugees, and highlights early marriage' impact on girls.