What does our national investment on ending child marriage really look like? ? A look at Sierra Leone and Niger

Save The Children, April 12 2021, 2:00 PM GMT

Close to 100 million girls globally are not protected from child marriage under their country’s national laws according to Save the Children’s 2018 End of Childhood report. Each year a minimum of 7.5 million girls are married illegally under the international legal framework. If nothing is done, Sub-Saharan Africa will soon be home to 1-in-3 of all child brides in the world.

In 2017, Save the Children organised a high-level meeting that brought together key actors in government from 24 West African nations, policymakers, and national and international organisations.

Three years later, Save the Children developed budget analysis research in Niger and Sierra Leone to assess progress on policy implementation and funding for ending child marriage (ECM).

Join this session to explore the findings of this research.

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