Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy (CM & TP) is one of the themes Share-Net Netherlands is focusing on. This Community of Practice (CoP) aligns and works closely together with the Girls not Brides Netherlands Alliance. The aim of the CoP is to share experiences and knowledge to inform and influence research, policy and practice on Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy. The CoP is currently developing its strategy and acknowledge the following objectives: members are informed about the latest insights around CM and TP, concrete recommendations for practice are developed, and gaps in research and opportunities for advocacy strategies are identified.
In 2017 the CoP organised the expert meeting ‘Child marriage, exploring choice and agency – Latest research, showcasing new perspectives on child marriage and its drivers’ where researchers shared the outcomes of the child marriage alliance baseline studies in Asia and Africa, with a focus on choice and agency. If you are interested in learning more, you can find the report via this link.
In 2018 and 2019, the CoP organised bi-monthly Lecture Series where researchers, practitioners and experts gave presentations linking Child Marriage to other topics.
Members of this Community of Practice are: Simavi, Girls not Brides Netherlands, Plan NL and University of Amsterdam (UvA).
Click here for resources on Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy.