COVID-19: latest news and resources on child marriage and COVID-19

COVID-19 and child marriage

The global COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we live our lives – and the way we carry out our work. Civil society, governments, and NGOs alike are having to rethink programmes and policies across all areas of work. Here we highlight the latest news, resources and opportunities to engage with others so that collectively we can continue to focus on our mission: end child marriage.

This brief provides insights, recommendations and resources for responding to the needs of adolescent girls during and after this crisis, including those at risk of early marriage, married girls, and those in informal unions.

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COVID-19: a gender lens

This brief presents how women are differently impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak from a Sexual and Reproductive Health perspective and includes elements on how pre-existing social norms impact on the disease outbreak consequences on women and men.

UNFPA, March 2020

COVID-19: inclusive programming during the time of coronavirus

This brief highlights the needs of specific groups in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak and their vulnerability, and gives concrete recommendations for inclusive programming.

ICRC, March 2020

Gender implications of COVID-19 outbreaks in development and humanitarian settings

This paper analyses the gendered impact of the COVID-19 outbreak response and the necessary efforts and considerations to take gender into account in a meaningful way.

CARE International, March 2020


The aim of this technical brief is to support child protection practitioners to better respond to the child protection risks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ACPHA, March 2020