Technical & policy briefs

On this page you can read briefs including resources that focus on how child marriage connects with other issues, and new frameworks to understand drivers of the practice. These resources were developed by partners of The Child Marriage Learning Partners Consortium, created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Fact sheet and brief

Making evidence count for girls: The child marriage learning partners consortium

This brief describes the Child Marriage Learning Partners Consortium, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and synthesises its work and high level findings.

Fact sheet and brief

Child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting

Updated brief exploring the common drivers of child marriage and FGM/C, and includes recommendations for integrated policy and programming to catalyse change for girls at every level.

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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.

Fact sheet and brief

Girls’ education and child marriage

Brief exploring the key facts, two-way impacts, common drivers and solutions on education and child marriage. Updated in September 2022.

Fact sheet and brief

Conceptual framework of the drivers of child marriage: A tool to guide programs and policies

This brief was developed by Population Council's Girl Innovation, Research, and Learning (GIRL) Center. It provides key entry points for understanding which drivers of child marriage may be most important…

Fact sheet and brief

Harnessing data to end child marriage: Summarizing learnings to-date

This brief was developed by Population Council Girl Innovation, Research, and Learning (GIRL) Center. It summarizes the key findings from five papers published as part of a special issue examining…


Supporting married girls, adolescent mothers and girls who are pregnant

Thematic brief (and longer paper) exploring the rights and complex needs of married girls, pregnant adolescents and adolescent mothers, sharing successful approaches and recommendations from around the world.

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