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Economic empowerment and child marriage: lessons from Nigeria


5 powerful comic books tackling child marriage


From amplifying youth to renewing commitments: #MyLifeAt15 successes at the African Girls’ Summit

Families in my community choose to marry of their daughters off as children because of poverty and a failure to see education as a path to a bright future

In my community child marriage is a barrier to girls’ education

Young girls in Nigeria who suffer or have suffered fistula

Nigeria’s opportunity to clarify its position on minimum age of marriage

Flying Broom visits child marriage project in Udaipur, India

How can efforts to end child marriage in Bangladesh, India, Niger and Nigeria be applied in Turkey?

Nigerians express their opposition to child marriage on social media via #ChildNotBride

Controversy in Nigeria over minimum age of marriage


Nigeria: “If a girl is 15 years old and she is not married, people will start complaining”

Poster: "I am too young for marriage." Child marriage, Nigeria.

My mother at 12

Screenshot: Maimuna talks about child marriage and girls' education. Nigeria.

Maimuna’s story, Nigeria




Sub-Saharan Africa

Traite des êtres humains dans les situations de conflit et d’après-conflit

Author Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

Ce rapport explique les liens entre la traite des personnes et les situations de conflit. Le mariage des enfants est décrit comme forme d’exploitation liée a la traite.

Trafficking in persons in conflict and post-conflict situations

Author Maria Grazia Giammarinaro,

This report explores the links between trafficking in persons and conflict. Child marriage is described as a form of exploitation related to trafficking.

Matan Kwarai: Insights into early marriage and girls’ education in Northern Nigeria

Author Action Health Incorporated

This report highlights promising insights that some women are able to continue their education after marriage despite marrying at a young age.

UNFPA child marriage country profile: Nigeria

Author UNFPA

This factsheet is part of a series of country profiles for 41 countries with a child marriage prevalence of 30 per cent or more, put together by UNFPA in October 2012.

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