Eliminating Child, Early and Forced Marriage

19 September 2018

This is the first phase into an extensive research on Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in Asia. It provides a snapshot of CEFM in Asia, consolidates and analyses evidence over the past 15 years and outlines actions that must be taken. 

Plan International undertook extensive research on the prevalence of Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam in late 2017. This report is a summary of the research that provides a snapshot of CEFM in Asia.

The second phase of this research, titled TIME TO ACT! Accelerating Efforts To Eliminate Child, Early and Forced Marriage in Asia looks into the emerging effective interventions and strategies in eliminating CEFM.

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Protection from violence, Sexual and reproductive health and rights, child marriage, Gender-based violence, Maternal health