9 November 2015

Index of Acceptability - Asia Child Marriage Initiative

Author: jplummerexternal
Published by: Plan International
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Developed during the first year of the Asia Child Marriage Initiative (ACMI), this index is designed to ‘score’ communities according to the presence/absence of indicators associated with norms and attitudes about when a girl’s marriage is necessary, desirable, acceptable or unacceptable. Initial research revealed that practices and attitudes concerning child marriage are heavily influenced and shaped by environmental factors such as economic deprivation, gender inequality, dependency and violence, and lack of education and employment opportunities. The index has been developed to help Plan International and its partners design programme interventions that target these ‘drivers’ more effectively and track their impact.

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  • Index 
  • User guide
  • Annexes