Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy

Share-Net Netherlands aligns and works closely together with the Girls not Brides Netherlands Alliance on the topic of Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy (CM & TP). The aim of the CoP is to share experiences and knowledge to inform and influence research, policy and practice on Child Marriage and harmful practices.

In 2017 the group 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,  bi-monthly Lecture Series where researchers, practitioners and experts gave presentations linking Child Marriage to other topics were organised. Some of the topics the Lecture Series on Child Marriage touched upon are gender transformative approach, economic empowerment, girls as human rights defenders and gender norms surrounding female’s sexuality.

Members are: More than Brides Alliance, Yes I do Alliance, Her Choice Alliance, Women Win, Stichting Voice of Afghan Women and Dutch Centre of Forced Marriage & Abandonment, Defence for Children and University of Amsterdam (UvA).

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