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Find here reports, policy briefs and factsheets about child marriage, as well as capacity building tools for organisations and individuals working to end child marriage.

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Fact sheet and brief

Handbook on The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006

Sets out in user-friendly language the provisions of India's Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006, along with case studies and the responsibilities of stakeholders identified in the law.

Report

Report on causes and consequences of early marriage in Amhara region

Examines a 2006 qualitative and quantitative study conducted on early marriage in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. The report provides information to guide the design, implementation, and monitoring of programs…

Toolkit

Investing when it counts generating the evidence base for policies and programmes for very young adolescents

Developed by Population Council, this guide was written for the development of HIV/Aids programmes for very young adolescents.

Fact sheet and brief

Child marriage briefing: Mozambique

Briefing paper on child marriage in Mozambique.

Report

Early Marriage – A harmful traditional practice

Estimates prevalence of child marriage and seeks to understand the factors associated with child marriage and cohabitation. Presents differentials in child marriage rates according to socio-economic and demographic variables, characteristics…

Toolkit

The Spider Tool: a self assessment and planning tool for child-led initiatives and organisations

Developed by Save the Children, the Spider Tool is a simple and effective self-assessment and planning tool. It provides ways to evaluate key dimensions of an organisation’s work and a…

Toolkit

Building and maintaining networks and coalitions

Developed by Pact Tanzania, this is a simple, easy-to-understand guide that explains the differences between networks, coalitions and alliances. It gives ideas for how to structure the work and processes…

Research article

Child marriage and child prostitution: Two forms of sexual exploitation

The article highlights similarities between child marriages and child prostitution: economic transactions, lack of freedom, and violation of a child’s right to consent.

Family transitions in Latin America: first intercourse, first union and first birth

This paper examines the initiation of sexual activity, first marriage and first birth as key steps in family formation.

Report

Early marriage - Child spouses, UNICEF Innocenti Digest

Published in 2001, the report looks at the reasons behind early marriage and outlines guidelines to end the practice. It calls for more rights-based research on child marriage