Addressing child marriage through education: What the evidence shows

Author: Girls Not Brides Year: 2018

There is strong evidence of the positive effect that education has on delaying marriage for girls. But we know much less about the kinds of education policies and programmes that can most effectively reduce child marriage.

Several landmark reports in the past ten years have shed light on what works to keep girls in school. This brief summarises what we know about addressing barriers to girls’ education, including examples of successful strategies.

The brief includes:

  • The links between child marriage and education and the importance of investing in girls’ education.
  • Common barriers to girls’ education and strategies to address them, highlighting policy initiatives, programmes, and evidence gaps or inconsistencies.
  • A set of policy recommendations for how the education sector can contribute to ending child marriage

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