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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A study on early marriage in Jordan 2014


This report provides a snapshot of child marriage in Jordan, including within the Palestinian and Syrian refugee communities.

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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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Unhappily ever after: The fight against early marriage

By Caroline Harper, Nicola Jones, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, David Walker, Overseas Development Institute

"Unhappily ever after" explores how trends and prevalence of child marriage vary across regions. It provides a nuanced look at the web of disadvantages that girls at risk face

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Just married, just a child: Child marriage in the Indo-Pacific region

By Plan Australia

The report looks at child marriage in Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia & Indonesia. It makes recommendations to Australian gov't to address the issue abroad & at home.

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Too young to wed: The growing problem of child marriage among Syrian girls in Jordan

By Save the Children

This report by Save the Children looks at the increasing number of child marriages among Syrian refugee communities in Jordan.