Webinar: Strengthening livelihoods and preventing child marriage in times of COVID-19
World Vision, SEEP Network and Girls Not Brides webinar: Strengthening livelihoods and preventing child marriage in times of COVID-19
November 11 2020, 9:00 AM EST
REGISTRATION: You can register to join the webinar here.
In a recent report, World Vision predicted a sharp increase in violence against children and child marriage as a result of COVID-19. At least four million more girls could be married in the next two years.
“Millions more children are at risk under the COVID-19 lockdown,” says Simon Lewchuk, a co-author of the report, as schools are closed, livelihoods are eroded, and community support networks are torn apart.
How big is the problem? Girls Not Brides warns that the pandemic risks the greatest surge in child marriages in 25 years. If no action is taken, there could be 61 million child marriages by 2025.
Strengthening livelihoods in vulnerable communities is critical to prevent child, early, and forced marriage. Join World Vision, the SEEP Network and Girls Not Brides for a discussion on promising practices in livelihoods interventions to address child marriage, and hear first-hand from project participants promoting the scale-up of what works.