This brief contains information on the promising programming and influencing approaches from the 18+ Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage global framework.
18+ Ending Child, Early, and Forced Marriage has been designed by Plan International as a comprehensive global framework for tackling the issue of CEFM with a long-term and sustainable vision that is well coordinated and provides space for shared learning. 18+ takes a multi-level, holistic approach to identify and address the root causes or ‘drivers’ of CEFM as well as relevant agents of change at all levels.
Moreover, 18+ puts forward intervention strategies consistent with current good practice in the field and recognises contextualisation as a key for effective CEFM programming. 18+ works with entire communities, including men and boys, to model positive gender norms. We support children and young people, as well as parents, community leaders and governments, to identify, understand and collectively work to end CEFM. Crucially, we ensure that children – particularly girls – are involved in the process and feel empowered to claim their rights.