Skip to main content

Knowledge Hub

Learning and resources on gender in education

Publication
Reports & summaries

Getting the Evidence: Asia Child Marriage Initiative Summary Report

Getting the Evidence: Asia Child Marriage Initiative is a research initiative on child marriage conducted in 2014-2015 in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia by Plan International in Asia. The report explores social attitudes, values and norms concerning child marriage, and identifies the structural and environmental factors that mayinfluence such values and norms. It also introduces an index for measuring environmental factors associated with the acceptability of child marriage, which will be used to globally track progress and improve the effectiveness of child marriage programming of Plan International. The...

Getting the Evidence: Asia Child Marriage Initiative is a research initiative on child marriage conducted in 2014-2015 in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia by Plan International in Asia. The report explores social attitudes, values and norms concerning child marriage, and identifies the structural and environmental factors that mayinfluence such values and norms. It also introduces an index for measuring environmental factors associated with the acceptability of child marriage, which will be used to globally track progress and improve the effectiveness of child marriage programming of Plan International. The report provides detailed programmatic recommendations to be carried out at individual, family, community and institutional levels in order to: (1) address poverty and lack of opportunity, (2) improve access to educations, (3) promote community safety, (4) address impunity for violence against women and girls, (5) increase access to sexual reproductive rights and services, and finally, (6) strengthen laws and institutional frameworks to respond to child marriage. Finally the report offers suggestion for improved approaches to sensitization and messaging conducted by advocates campaigning against child marriage.

Publisher:
Publication year:
2015
Language: English
Content category: Publication
Resource type:
Reports & summaries
Format: N/A
Source: Visit website
Sign up to the UNGEI newsletter