Learning and Resources

Welcome to our learning hub! On this page you will find tools, resources and events to learn more about child marriage and related issues, and be successful in your advocacy, youth activism and fundraising.

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Here we provide thematic overviews of the latest evidence on child marriage and what works to end it, as well as practical guidance on how to use this in your work. Each page includes a selection of briefs, fact sheets, toolkits and other leaning products on child marriage, as well as guidance on advocacy, youth activism and fundraising.

Shared learning and capacity building

  • Child Marriage Research to Action Network

    The CRANK is a joint initiative and platform for a coordinated global research agenda on child marriage, and to encourage the uptake of research by policy makers and practitioners. On…

  • Advocacy

    At Girls Not Brides we want to see local and national governments, regional bodies, and global institutions direct money and resources towards ending child marriage. We advocate for child marriage laws, policies and programmes that empower girls and their communities. We want them to be well-financed, comprehensive, and multi-sectoral.

  • Fundraising

    Ending child marriage requires long-term, sustainable funding. Yet there is currently not enough available, and it can be particularly hard for community-based and national organisations to access it. Girls Not…

  • Youth Activism

    Resources, tools and information for young activists, member organisations, civil society actors and donors to support and promote meaningful inclusion of youth in the collective efforts of the Partnership to end child marriage.

  • Child Marriage Learning Partners Consortium

    The Child Marriage Learning Partners Consortium was created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to foster more strategic and effective action to end child marriage by connecting research to…

Learning by theme

  • Child marriage and gender

    Information and resources on the two-way link between child marriage and gender equality. Also learning, tools and evidence on what works to transform the power dynamics that drive child marriage.

  • Child marriage and education

    Keeping girls in school is one of the best ways to prevent child marriage. Child marriage limits girls’ access to quality education. Here you will find key facts, impacts, common…

  • Child marriage and health

    Child marriage has devastating consequences for girls' health. Explore here key facts and insights on the links between child marriage and adolescent pregnancy, gender-based violence, female genital mutilation/cutting, HIV and…

  • Child marriage and humanitarian contexts

    An overview of the key facts, drivers and consequences of child marriage in humanitarian contexts, and recommendations on how to prioritise girls and end the practice in times of crisis.

  • Child marriage and COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we live our lives – and the way we carry out our work. Civil society, governments, and non-governmental organisations are having to rethink…

  • Child marriage and the SDGs

    Governments across the world have committed to end child marriage by 2030 through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Find out how the SDGs relate to child marriage, and the key…

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Resource centre

This is where we store all our resources – and those produced by other organisations and individuals working to end child marriage – in an easily-searchable collection. The Resource Centre includes briefs, fact sheets, infographics, manuals, reports, toolkits and other materials to promote learning and action to end child marriage.

Fact sheet and brief

Child marriage and the Sustainable Development Goals in India: Harnessing the power of collaboration

This brief, developed with Girls Not Brides member organisations and other sector experts, offers insights and identifies potential areas for multisectoral collaboration to address the root causes of child marriage…


Leveraging United Nations human rights mechanisms to end child marriage: A step-by-step toolkit for civil society organisations

Toolkit for engaging with four key human rights mechanisms to end child marriage. This toolkit includes explanations for each, how they link with child marriage, and extra resources, tips and…

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Learning series on what works to end child marriage

Join the conversation on what works to end child marriage with our new online learning series! Starting on 30 June, we will be holding monthly webinars to share learning, evidence and experiences from across – and beyond – the global Partnership. Each webinar will bring diverse stakeholders together around a different theme, and will include presentations and space for discussion.

There are currently no events coming up, why not sign up to our newsletter to hear about future events, or check out our past events to access session recordings and related materials?


We developed these tools to help you learn about the prevalence of child marriage around the world and the range of strategies needed to address it.

Child marriage atlas

Child marriage atlas

Our child marriage atlas is the only online source of consolidated and comprehensive data on child marriage for every country in the world. You can view regions or countries in detail, or explore the interactive for child marriage data for every country in the world, including the specific drivers and contexts. Use our atlas to understand the scale of the problem across the world, and find out what is being done to address it.

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Theory of change

Our Theory of Change shows the range of approaches needed to address child marriage, and the role everyone has to play to advance girls' rights.

Theory of Change

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