Why governments must address child marriage to achieve quality education for girls

Organisation: Girls Not Brides Year: 2018

Ahead of the 2018 Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference, Girls Not Brides developed a brief explaining why governments must address child marriage to achieve quality education for girls.

In this brief, we recommend four actions governments can take to address child marriage:

  • Develop and implement gender-responsive education plans which target and prioritise girls at-risk of child marriage and married girls.
  • Invest technical and financial resources in strategies which prevent child marriage and support married girls.
  • Track progress on the SDGs: monitor and publish married and unmarried girls’ access to, and engagement in, education on a national level. This will highlight progress as well as areas for improvement.
  • Encourage, lead and champion cross-government strategies to end child marriage

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