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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 report - National Partnerships
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Lessons learned from selected national initiatives to end child marriage

by Ellen Travers, Françoise Kpeglo Moudouthe, Girls Not Brides

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Child marriage and adolescent pregnancy in Mozambique: Causes and impact

by Girls Not Brides Mozambique, UNICEF, UNFPA

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Promundo child marriage in brazil
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Child and adolescent marriage in Brazil

by Alice Taylor, Giovanna Lauro, Marcio Segundo, Margaret Greene, Promundo

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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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Lessons learned from selected national initiatives to end child marriage

by Ellen Travers, Françoise Kpeglo Moudouthe, Girls Not Brides

This explores what lessons can be drawn from the increasing number of national strategies, action plans & country-wide initiatives to address child marriage around the world.


Countries Featured: Egypt, Ethiopia, Nepal, Zambia

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

Status: Published - 17/07/2015

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Child marriage and adolescent pregnancy in Mozambique: Causes and impact

by Girls Not Brides Mozambique, UNICEF, UNFPA

Looking at child marriage, adolescent pregnancy, as well as girls' education, this report seeks to inform policy-making in Mozambique to effectively address these issues.


Countries Featured: Mozambique

Regions Featured: Sub-Saharan Africa

Status: Published - 15/07/2015

Themes: Health

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Child marriage and adolescent pregnancy: Policy brief

by Girls Not Brides Mozambique, UNICEF, UNFPA

This policy brief calls for a vigorous response from government, civil society and development partners to address child marriage and adolescent pregnancies in Mozambique.


Countries Featured: Mozambique

Regions Featured: Sub-Saharan Africa

Status: Published - 15/07/2015

Themes: Health, Education

Promundo child marriage in brazil

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Child and adolescent marriage in Brazil

by Alice Taylor, Giovanna Lauro, Marcio Segundo, Margaret Greene, Promundo

Between 2013 and 2015, Promundo conducted exploratory research in two districts in Brazil to explore the attitudes and practices around child and adolescent marriage.


Countries Featured: Brazil

Regions Featured: Latin America and the Caribbean

Status: Published - 01/07/2015

Themes: Health, Education, Poverty, Girls' safety

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

WHO sexual health, human rights and the law

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Sexual health, human rights and the law

by World Health Organisation

This WHO report explores the role of discrimination and inequality in determining individual ability to access and attain a good standard of sexual and reproductive health.


Regions Featured: International

Status: Published - 01/06/2015

Themes: Human rights and justice, Health

Anti-slavery behind closed doors

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Behind closed doors: Child and early marriage as slavery

by Anti-Slavery International

In this report, Anti-Slavery International clearly articulate when child, early and forced marriage constitutes slavery, forced labour and trafficking.


Regions Featured: International

Status: Published - 01/06/2015

Themes: Human rights and justice

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

Nirantar trust early and child marriage in India

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Early and child Marriage. A landscape analysis

by Nirantar Trust and American Jewish World Service

This landscape analysis provides an overview of early and child marriage in India and also looks at the investment over the years to end the practice.


Countries Featured: India

Regions Featured: South Asia

Status: Published - 01/04/2015