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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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 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…
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.
Child marriage briefing: Mozambique
Briefing paper on child marriage in Mozambique.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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