Resources on Child marriage

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)–United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Global Programme to End Child Marriage (the Global Programme) works with diverse partners to advocate for and support practical actions...

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The UNFPA–UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage (the Global Programme) is a multi-country programme designed to support countries in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals agenda, including target 5.3 on ending harmful practices. The programme is entering its second phase in 2020, and this new phase includes a specific focus on addressing child marriage in humanitarian settings.

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Global Programme to End Child Marriage (the Global Programme) works with governments, civil society and partners to advocate for...

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This technical note aims to promote a common understanding of key concepts and to provide guidance on approaches to working at scale in the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage.

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This technical note aims to provide practical considerations for those implementing and supporting life-skills programmes or programmes that integrate life skills, particularly when focused as a strategy within child marriage prevention and girls’ empowerment programmes.

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This technical note builds on the technical note on gender transformative approaches and it promotes a common understanding of key concepts and provides practical guidance on how to partner with men and boys to end child marriage.

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The purpose of this fact sheet is to present the Global Programme’s understanding of, and approaches to, working with civil society, and to promote a common understanding of key concepts, which will provide guidance on civil society engagement.

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This document lays out the Theory of Change of Phase II of the Global Programme to End Child Marriage.

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The purpose of this technical note is: 1. To promote a common understanding of gender-responsive and gender-transformative programming in the context of the Phase II Global Programme to End Child Marriage1 (‘the Global Programme’), and 2. to provide practical guidance, to countries participating in the Global Programme, on how to translate bold commitments to gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment and gender transformation into practical action.

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UNFPA aims to achieve three world-changing results by 2030, the deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. These are: Ending unmet need for family planning, ending gender-based violence including harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and child marriage, and ending all preventable maternal deaths. COVID-19 pandemic could critically undermine progress made towards achieving these goals.

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