It takes a movement: reflecting on five years of progress towards ending child marriage

Organisation: Girls Not Brides Year: 2016

Child marriage has been practised for centuries around the world, cutting across countries, religions and ethnicities – undermining the potential of girls everywhere. Yet five years ago, little attention was paid to the issue. Much has changed since.

Developed by Girls Not Brides, this report reflects on what progress has been made towards addressing child marriage in the last five years, how working in partnership has helped catalyse this change, and what remains to be done.

The report covers several areas of progress, including: trends of child marriage rates; global and regional commitments; strengthening legal and policy frameworks; building a movement; creating an understanding of what needs to be done; and funding for the field. It ends on a seven-point list of recommendations to build on progress thus far and make a difference in the lives of millions of girls.

TAGS: Report International Strengthening laws and policies International frameworks African frameworks Asian frameworks