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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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HRW - Bangladesh 2015

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Marry before your house is swept away: Child marriage in Bangladesh

by Human Rights Watch

This Human Rights Watch report suggests ways in which Bangladesh's government can apply effective strategies to achieve success in addressing child marriage.


Countries Featured: Bangladesh

Regions Featured: South Asia

Status: Published - 09/06/2015

Themes: Girls' safety, Poverty

RCS and Plan UK - Commonwealth education

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Preventing child marriage in the Commonwealth. The role of education

by The Royal Commonwealth Society, Plan UK

Written by the Royal Commonwealth Society and Plan UK on the issue of child marriage, this report looks specifically at the role of education in ending this harmful practice.


Countries Featured: Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, India, Ghana, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Malawi, United Kingdom, Zambia

Regions Featured: East Asia and Pacific, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Status: Published - 01/06/2015

Themes: Education

CARE - Syrian humanitarian crises 2015

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“To Protect Her Honour”: Child marriage in emergencies – the fatal confusion between protecting girls and sexual violence

by CARE International UK

In this report, CARE makes the case that child marriage prevention must always start at the beginning of a humanitarian response before levels become critically high.


Countries Featured: Syrian Arab Republic

Regions Featured: Middle East and North Africa

Status: Published - 01/05/2015

Themes: Girls' safety

GNB - Mettre fin au mariage des enfants en Afrique

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Mettre fin au mariage des enfants en Afrique

by Girls Not Brides

Ce rapport donne un aperçu du mariage des enfants en Afrique, présente des initiatives, et fait des recommandations aux gouvernements pour mettre fin au mariage des enfants.


Regions Featured: Sub-Saharan Africa

Status: Published - 01/03/2015

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

This infographic looks at the scale of child marriage across Africa, gives examples of African initiatives and makes recommendations for governments to address 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, including minimum age of marriage, domestic violence & 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