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28 Jun 2017 description

Une analyse des conséquences économiques du mariage des enfants aux plans de la fécondité, de l’éducation, de l’emploi et de la santé

28 Jun 2017 description

Child Marriage Will Cost Developing Countries Trillions of Dollars by 2030, Says World Bank/ICRW Report


The new report finds that ending child marriage:

  • Would have a large positive effect on the educational attainment of girls and their children and increase women’s expected earnings and household welfare;

  • Lead to substantial reductions in population growth over time;

  • Reduce rates of under-five mortality and delayed physical development due to a lack of appropriate nutrition.

14 Sep 2016 description
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Kenya country brief
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Zambia country brief

Mara Steinhaus, Amy Gregowski, Natacha Stevanovic Fenn and Suzanne Petroni 2016

Choosing whether, when and who to marry is one of the most important, personal decisions that one can make. Yet, in many places around the world, girls and boys are forced into marriage before they’re ready, a practice known as “child marriage”. Around the world, an estimated 15 million girls are married each year before they turn 18, and UNICEF estimates that 720 million women alive today were married as children. The harmful consequences of child marriage have been well documented.

05 Mar 2015 description

2 March 2015: To most of us, the belief that our children should have to worry about violence at school is unthinkable. Parents should be able to trust that their kids’ schools are safe, and that an environment of learning should be devoid of violence.

Yet according to evidence being released this week from Plan International and the International Centre for Research on Women, violence is distressingly commonplace within schools in Asia.

01 Jul 2010 description

Girls have a fundamental right to be heard, valued and respected. Moreover, by listening to girls' voices, policymakers and program managers can help bridge the gaps between girls' aspirations and their actual experiences. In this report, the authors outline six themes that arise from girls' aspirations, including the desire to be healthy and educated with viable livelihoods and career opportunities, financial security and independence; and to marry and have children at the appropriate time.

01 Dec 2003 description

Millions of young girls in the developing world are married when they are still children, and as a result are denied the ordinary experiences that young people elsewhere take for granted: schooling, good health, economic opportunities, and friendship with peers. Despite national laws and international agreements forbidding early marriage, gender roles and marriage systems in many countries dictate the practice, through which girls are deprived of basic rights and subjected to discrimination and health risks.