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Forced/Child Marriage


This project, which runs until June 2019, examines gaps and challenges in effective interventions, programming, policies and laws to curtail forced/child marriage in Southern Africa. The project is working with country-based partners in six Southern African countries to understand and document the response(s) to child marriage in the region. The project collates information on legal and policy frameworks (across customary, traditional and religious settings); collates evaluations of existing interventions and uses in-country empirical methods to identify best practices and approaches that are working to shift norms, attitudes and behaviours around child marriage across the region. The project will culminate in an advocacy phase aimed at disseminating the research findings, and will convene a high-level meeting to advocate for change in respect of legal frameworks that deal with child marriage.