Child marriage

Tools for researching child marriage

Effective action on child marriage relies on understanding the role and nature of the norms that contribute to it. This set of tools, curated by Margaret Greene and Ellen Stiefvater of Greeneworks, and the ALIGN team, outlines some of the resources that are available for researching and monitoring change in norms related to child marriage. Some have been created specifically for understanding child marriage and others can be adapted for this purpose. 

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Read the child marriage and gender norms tools list.

Girl footballers
Preventing child marriage through football, Bangladesh. Credit: Ricci Coughlan/DFID CC BY 2.0


Gendered Norms and Beliefs Contributing to Child Marriage

Graphic showing how gendered norms and beliefs contribute to child marriage

This ALIGN infographic shows the ways that different norms and beliefs contribute to child marriage including through economic, legal and social constraints on women and girls