Mapping of Child Marriage Initiatives in South Asia

No. of pages: 42

Publication date: 2016

Author: UNFPA, UNICEF

This report lays out by country significant pieces of work that contribute to ending child marriageIt starts with an overview of major regional initiatives, and then it covers each of the eight SAARC countries, including Nepal, in turn. If a programme has been evaluated, the findings related to child marriage are mentioned in the notes.

An attempt was made to group programmes according to whether the lead agency is governmental, UN, civil society or NGO, but these are roughly drawn distinctions due to the high level of cooperation and partnership across different types of organizations. A number of policies, key studies, and national plans are included as well for a better understanding of the legal foundation of child marriage and adolescent empowerment work. These are not comprehensive.