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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Bringing an end to the silence: Identifying priorities and solutions to addressing the mental health consequences of Child Marriage

Despite its inclusion in Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5) to end all harmful gendered practices by 2030, child, early and forced marriage continues to be a pervasive problem globally. While…

  • Zimbabwe

ENGAGE - Enhancing Girls Agency and Gender Equality

Norwegian Church Aid has designed a holistic resource to prevent and respond to child marriage within existing gender-based violence programmes, focusing on humanitarian settings. The toolkit, named ENGAGE, is currently…

  • Somalia, Iraq

"“Talking helps reduce pressure” MHPSS Insights and Perspectives from Participatory Workshops with Displaced Female Youth in the Kurdistan Region of the Republic of Iraq (KRI)

“Talking helps reduce pressure” is a follow-on to a joint research endeavor between Save the Children Denmark and Tufts University FIC’s research program Early Marriage Among Female Youth in Displacement.…

  • Iraq

Tipping Point Child Marriage Global Learning Summary

CARE's Tipping Point Initiative gathered adolescent girl activists, technical advisors from diverse fields, activists fighting for girls’ rights, government officials, and staff to discuss not just what the last decade…

  • Bangladesh, Nepal, Mali, Niger

Child Marriage; Advocacy Learning Brief

The first of the Child Marriage Learning Briefs, this brief discusses where advocacy gains are being made, why, and what role each of us has in promoting transformative policy that…

  • Bangladesh, Nepal, Mali, Niger

“Romantic” Cases under the POCSO Act: An Analysis of Judgments of Special Courts in Assam, Maharashtra & West Bengal

In light of emerging concerns across India on the increasing trend of minors and young adults being entrapped under provisions penalising child sexual abuse (the POCSO Act, 2012) and statutory…

  • India

Implication of the POCSO Act in India on Adolescent Sexuality: A Policy Brief

In light of emerging concerns on the increasing trend of minors and young adults being entrapped under provisions of the POCSO Act and rape laws for consensual sexual acts with…

  • India

Mapping risk and resilience to mental health consequences of child marriage in Zimbabwe

While the global social justice field works tirelessly to end child marriage, the associated trauma and distress has been widely overlooked and thus we know very little about the mental…

  • Zimbabwe

Impact Evaluation Summary of Tipping Point Bangladesh

This brief summarizes the methods, key findings and results and the implications of the Tipping Point impact evaluation in Rangpur, Bangladesh.

  • Bangladesh

Impact Evaluation Summary of Tipping Point Nepal

This brief summarizes the methods, key findings, and results and the implications of the Tipping Point impact evaluation in Kapilvastu and Rupandehi, Nepal.

  • Nepal

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