Solutions to End Child Marriage: A Summary of the Evidence

Dec 6, 2013 |

This policy brief highlights five evidence-based strategies identified by ICRW to delay or prevent child marriage:

  1. Empower girls with information, skills and support networks;
  2. Provide economic support and incentives to girls and their families; 
  3. Educate and rally parents and community members; 
  4. Enhance girls' access to a high-quality education; and 
  5. Encourage supportive laws and policies. In order for the next generation of development programs to make ending child marriage a priority, policymakers must pay attention to these strategies while continuing to test innovative approaches and evaluation techniques.