Working Together to End Child Marriage: How governments can end child marriage by accelerating coordinated action across education, health, protection, and other sectors

Child marriage is an extreme violation of children’s rights and a serious form of child abuse. It robs girls of their agency, their childhood, their wellbeing, and their potential. Being married too young forces girls into physical and emotional relationships they are not ready for, that they have not chosen, and that they have little control over. It is an act of gender-based violence that isolates girls and exposes them to physical, sexual and emotional abuse and the risks associated with early pregnancy and childbirth.

Read the policy brief in English and French, as well as the technical research note in English.

Published 2018-10-18