National strategy to end child marriage in Nigeria (2016-2021)

Organisation: Government of Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development Year: 2016

The National Strategic Plan to End Child Marriage in Nigeria 2016-2021 aims to highlight the multi-sectoral, multifaceted activities needed to end child marriage in Nigeria. It is based on the premise of a coordination platform led by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and co-chaired by Save the Children.

The vision of the national strategy is to end child marriage in Nigeria by 2030. It contains the conceptual frameworks used in understanding the drivers of child  marriage, situational analysis, key identified strategies to address the drivers of child marriage and gender inequality, as well as a monitoring framework.

The strategy was launched in Abuja on 29 November 2016, alongside the African Union Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa.

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