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We must accelerate efforts to eliminate child marriage in Asia.

Time to Act! Accelerating Efforts to End Child, Early and Forced Marriage in Asia

10 January 2019

Plan International firmly commits to preventing and eliminating child,  early and forced marriage through holistic interventions and in partnership with a range of actors and stakeholders. Building on the comprehensive body of research into the root causes and detrimental consequences,  we have further invested in identifying and exploring the effective interventions and strategies that have proven to be significantly reducing  this widespread practice. 

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Their Time Is Now: 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. 

Research into Gender Equality and ECD initiatives

1 August 2017

Between 2014 and 2015, Plan and partner organisations conducted research on the gender dimensions of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) initiatives in 11 countries. This synthesis report shows the research findings. 

Are Schools Safe Places for Girls and Boys?

18 November 2015

Plan International and the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) undertook research in five countries in Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam), to assess the prevalence, nature, response and reporting of various forms of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) in, around and on the way to school.

Getting the Evidence: Asia Child Marriage Initiative

9 November 2015

The Asia Child Marriage Initiative report provides evidence on the causes of child marriage practices in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan. It also recommends how to increase protection of children's rights and to ensure children are not forcibly married at a young age.

Green Skills For Rural Youth in South East Asia

2 October 2015

In order to ensure the necessary ‘green transformation’ of market economies, it is essential that workers are skilled in environmentally friendly and adaptive practices. There can indeed be an element of ‘greening’ in all professions; it is essential, therefore, that the importance of climate change awareness and green skills training is understood by all. 

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Are schools safe and equal places for girls and boys in Asia?

2 March 2015

We spoke to more than 9,000 children across 5 countries about their experience of school-related gender-based violence. The findings have been pivotal in designing an effective programme that responds to their needs.

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Understanding Children’s Risk and Agency in Urban Areas

2 January 2014

The world’s population is increasingly urban and a high proportion of this group are children. In addition, urban areas are recognised as being vulnerable to the impacts of disasters and climate change.