CRANK Research Tracker

The CRANK’s Research Tracker is a curated resource with details of ongoing and upcoming research by CRANK members. Use it to avoid duplicating research, and to identify priority research areas.

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Education and life skills: focus on increasing girls’ enrolment, retention and completion of quality education and transition to work, increasing the perceived value of girls’ education. Delivered through schools or associated programmes. E.g. cash and in-kind transfers for education, targeted and tailored life skills for girls, capacity enhancement for teachers.

Gender and social norms: focus on engaging with individuals, families, communities and institutions to challenge discriminatory norms and promote gender equality, including around girls’ sexuality, economic roles and safety. E.g. discussion groups, community dialogues, male engagement, media and communication interventions.

Girl-focused approaches: focus on girls’ skills development, confidence building and support structures; promoting their rights, wellbeing and gender equality; and increasing alternatives to marriage. This may be through, access to education, health care, economic opportunities and decision-making. E.g. safe spaces, life skills sessions, savings start-ups.

Health - maternal and child, public health crises and broader health: focus on broader health to address maternal/child health, public health crises. E.g. COVID-19, Ebola.

Health - mental health and psychosocial support: focus on addressing mental health conditions related with child marriage. Mental health is an individual’s ability to cope and state of wellbeing in which they can build relationships and realise their own aspirations.

Health - sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR): focus on safe and healthy sexual behaviour, and access to services. E.g. comprehensive sexuality education, health and information services around prevention of unintended pregnancy, gender based violence, female genital mutilation / cutting and access to contraception.

Income and economic strengthening: focus on alleviating poverty and contributing to inclusive economic growth. E.g. cash transfers and economic incentives (to delay marriage and keep girls in school), social assistance, vocational training, favourable job markets.

Laws and policies: focus on reforms to establish girls’ and women’s rights, including through setting the minimum age of marriage at 18 years and ensuring access to justice. E.g. Legal support and advocacy, establishing gender-transformative family, property and inheritance laws, strengthening birth and marriage registration, ensuring access to child protection, education, sexual and reproductive rights and protection from gender-based violence.

Systems strengthening: focus on improving the capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of policies and services. Promoting cross-sectoral collaboration and coordination – including in health, education and social protection – to improve outcomes and impact for girls and women. E.g. capacity enhancement, policy and regulatory reforms, service delivery.

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Understanding the mechanisms influencing the maternal and infant health outcomes from early marriage in the Madhesh Province of Nepal

This is a mixed-methods exploration of the associations between early marriage and maternal and infant health outcomes. Early marriage is intimately connected with cultural and gender norms which simultaneously drive…

  • Nepal

Knowledge Transfer in Global Gender Programmes (GlobalKnoT)

Globally, hundreds of millions of women and girls are subject to practices that harm their physical and emotional integrity and violate their human rights. The United Nations with co-funding from…

Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls in Sierra Leone.

This research would focus on Violence against Women s and Girls in Sierra Leone . Therefore this study would address the relationship between Equity and Equality ,that simple mean Violence…

  • Sierra Leone

Context analyses on child marriage in crises and forced displacement settings

Guidance and practical tools to help plan, collect and analyse data about child marriage together with adolescent girls and their communities. Part of a collaboration between Plan International and UNHCR…

  • Bangladesh, Niger, Indonesia

Child marriage case management for refugees: Improving case management services for married girls and girls at-risk of child marriage in crisis and displacement settings

Adolescent girls are disproportionally affected by the practice of child marriage and the consequences of marrying early, and yet their needs are rarely adequately met or prioritised in response actions.…

  • Bangladesh, Niger, Indonesia

Working with the Grain: Nonconfrontational pathways to Normative Change. Convergence of Interests and Latent Drivers.

Conventional approaches to social transformation posit that transforming social exclusion into social inclusion involves challenging the status quo and power relations.
Work carried out by the Mobilising for Development (M4D)…

  • Nigeria

A protocol for a controlled, pre-post intervention study to change attitudes toward child marriage in Southwestern Nigeria using targeted radio programming

Background Child marriage hinders progress toward population health and development goals. Cost effective interventions that address the root causes of child marriage are needed to speed progress toward ending the…

  • Nigeria

"Can't live willingly": Exploring how early marriage and early pregnancy affect experiences of pregnancy in South Asia

In South Asia, early marriage has been associated with a range of adverse outcomes during pregnancy and infancy. This may partly be explained by early marriage leading to a younger…

  • Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

How Adolescent Girls Persuaded Local Government to Allocate Official Budget for Girls’ Programming - Tipping Point, Nepal.

In the Rupandehi and Kapilvastu districts of Nepal, adolescent girls from 11 Municipalities successfully secured funds from the local government after advocating for themselves through Girls’ Rights Forums (GRFs). CARE’s…

  • Nepal

CARE Influencing of USAID’s Child Marriage Strategy

CARE has played a role in shaping the USAID roadmap for child marriage over the next decade. Through formative research, engagement in key platforms, and building key relationships, CARE was…

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