Strategies to End Child Marriage

ICRW Child MarriageICRW Research Reported at the UN

A blueprint summarizing five strategies identified by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) used to effectively address child marriage was released at the United Nations General Assembly in New York recently.  ICRW stresses that “ending child marriage must be a priority in the next generation of development goals. Indeed, tens of millions of girls worldwide are at risk of being forced to wed.”

ICRW identified five programmatic strategies used to delay or prevent child marriage:

  • Empower girls with information, skills and support networks
  • Educate and rally parents and community members
  • Enhance girls’ access to a high-quality education
  • Provide economic support and incentives for girls and their families
  • Encourage supportive laws and policies

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