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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Learning

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

  • 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 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…

Learning by theme

  • Child marriage and education

    Girls with no education are 3 times as likely to marry by 18 as those with a secondary or higher education. Over 60% of women (20-24) with no education were…

  • 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 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 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.

Report

More Than Brides Alliance: Endline evaluation report 2016-2020

This endline report covers the More Than Brides Alliance’s programme “Marriage: No Child’s Play” in India, Malawi, Mali, and Niger. The report presents results from an evaluation of this project,…

Girls Not Brides materials

Child protection and child marriage

This brief focuses on how investing in effective child protection systems can expand and accelerate action to prevent and respond to child marriage at scale. 

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Tools

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 interactive atlas shows child marriage data for every country in the world, and the specific drivers and contexts. Explore the map 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 end the harmful practice.

Theory of Change