The Child Marriage Learning Partners Consortium convened seven research, advocacy, and implementation partners for a global approach. On this page you can find out more about the partners and their contribution to the Consortium.
- The Center on Gender Equity and Health's mission is to conduct innovative multidisciplinary research to understand and eliminate gender inequities in health, and to provide academic and practitioner training toward achievement of these goals. As part of a broader engagement with the Gates Foundation, the Center on Gender Equity and Health tested innovative agency and social norms measures related to child marriage through undertaking secondary analysis of large-scale survey data collected from adolescent wives in Niger and India.
- Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 1,500 civil society organisations from over 100 countries committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfil their potential. The focus of Girls Not Brides’ work with the Consortium was to ensure that collective interventions to end child marriage at the national and sub-national level are evidence-based, to support civil society to more effectively document and share their learning, and to disseminate evidence to the broader movement to end child marriage.
- Fraym is a geospatial data company that helps governments and organizations solve global challenges like inequity and insecurity, climate vulnerability, and public health by generating advanced hyperlocal data on population dynamics. Using high-quality geospatially-tagged household level data, Fraym produced maps and visualizations of child marriage hot spots and their associated determinants in seven countries in Asia and Africa, providing localized insights that can be used to inform programming and policymaking.
- Iris Group is a small, independent, women-owned consulting group that specializes in fostering social inclusion and gender equality in sustainable development work worldwide. Iris Group provided support in facilitating the Child Marriage Learning Partners Consortium, working closely with the Gates Foundation to coordinate cross-Consortium learning opportunities and research dissemination. Iris Group also conducted political economy analyses of child, early, and forced marriage in eight countries in Asia and Africa, looking at historical, geographical and regional disparities; laws and social norms; stakeholders and levers of change; and progress, obstacles and gaps.
- Population Council’s Girl Innovation, Research, and Learning (GIRL) Center is a global research center that generates, synthesizes, and translates evidence, so that we can better direct limited resources to support evidence-based solutions that improve girls’ lives. The Population Council’s GIRL Center conducted analyses of quantitative and qualitative data from research projects that took place in seven countries in Asia and Africa to develop a conceptual framework that articulates the diverse of the drivers of child marriage and its outcomes. The Council produced several research papers and briefs stemming from this work, as well as work assessing the real-time impacts of COVID-19 on child marriage in Kenya. Population Council is a member of Girls Not Brides.
- Unchained At Last is the only organisation dedicated to ending forced and child marriage in the United States through direct services and advocacy. They conducted groundbreaking research to determine the extent of child marriage in the United States over the past two decades and published their findings in various formats, including a policy brief and editorial. Findings were featured in a New York Times opinion column. Unchained At Last is a member of Girls Not Brides.
- UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF produced a global report and set of country profiles that synthesize child marriage trends over time, along with associated macroeconomic factors. They developed and conducted online trainings designed to build the capacity of country teams to utilize data to inform child marriage programming and policies. Additionally, UNICEF produced four sub-national case studies that consider sectoral programming designed to address child marriage in India, Ethiopia, and Zambia.