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5 powerful comic books tackling child marriage


Tostan’s Community-Empowerment Training: A Q&A with participant Saima Toor from Bedari in Pakistan

Photo credit: Save the Children

Ending child marriage in South Asia: a regional action plan

Credit: Stars Foundation | Kristian Buus

Pakistan: despite minor setback there is progress on child marriage

Children were among the #MyLifeAt15 camapigners who delivered a petition  to the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, and called for legislation against child marriage.

Taking a stand by sitting down: Ending child marriage in Pakistan


Protecting girls from child marriage: survivors, activists speak out

Phumzile Mlambo, Head of UN Women #MyLifeAt15_crop

#MyLifeAt15 takes off on Day of the Girl 2015

Photo credit: Bedari

Pakistan: Meet Samina, the former child bride making her village ‘child marriage-free’

Razia at  one of Plan Pakistan's Adolescent Friendly Centres. Photo credit: Plan International Pakistan

A fresh start: how a Pakistani child bride turned her life around

After floods in Pakistan, Salma's family felt they had no other choice but to marry her off.

Salma’s story, Pakistan

As a child bride in rural Bangladesh, Rubina prevented her younger sisters from being married with the help of ActionAid.

Rubina’s story, Pakistan




South Asia


Understanding and addressing child marriage. A scoping study of available academic and programmatic literature for the HER CHOICE Alliance

Author Katie Hodgkinson, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research

This study provides an in-depth look at the issue of child marriage across the Her Alliance 11 focus countries

UNICEF UNFPA - Mapping initiatives South Asia

Mapping of child marriage initiatives in South Asia


This report maps out existing initiatives to address child marriage and support married girls in eight South Asian countries.

Plan, Coram - ACMI 2015

Getting the evidence: Asia Child Marriage Initiative Summary Report 

Author Plan International, Coram International

Plan International and Coram Children's Legal Centre look at the root causes of child marriage in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Indonesia.

UNFPA Pakistan

UNFPA child marriage country profile: Pakistan

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.


Child marriage in South Asia: International and constitutional legal standards and jurisprudence for promoting accountability and change

Author Center for Reproductive Rights

Focuses on violations of women’s and girls’ reproductive rights and right to be free from sexual violence arising from child marriage in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Intended to serve as a resource for those interested in establishing government accountability for child marriage through human rights advocacy and litigation, and government officials, to strengthen their role in enforcing existing laws and policies and bringing about necessary legal reform.

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Universal Periodic Review: successful examples of child rights advocacy

Author: Diarra Diop, Save the Children  |  01.01.2014

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Remedies for forced marriage. A handbook for lawyers

Author: International Center for the Legal Protection of Human Rights (INTERIGHTS)  |  01.01.2014