Date: 22 Jun 2021
Event Type: Webinar
Tuesday 22 June 2021, 9am EDT/2pm BST
The Child Marriage Research to Action Network (the CRANK) is holding its second quarterly research meeting to discuss “Investing in and building the capacity of systems to address child marriage”.
The meeting will held in English with simultaneous translation in French and Spanish.
Education, health, gender-based violence, child protection and social protection systems are key pillars in preventing child marriage and mitigating its consequences for girls, young people and their families.
The meeting will include presentations of new research on how improving service quality can impact girls’ safety, health and learning, and build opportunities for them, contributing to delays in age at marriage. There will also be space for participants to discuss and share their own updates and learnings.
The speakers are:
- Silinganisiwe Dzumbunu, University of Cape Town and William Rudgard, University of Oxford – “Multiple impacts of Ethiopia’s Health Extension Programme on adolescent health and wellbeing: A quasi-experimental study 2002-2013” (forthcoming; for background see Ethiopian Health Extension Programme)
- Andrea J. Melnikas, Program Manager & Associate Investigator, Population Council – More than Brides Alliance End Line Report
- Professor Pauline Rose, REAL Centre, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge– School to Work Transition for Adolescent Girls Full Report
The discussion will focus on:
- How services can be made more age- and gender-responsive
- The importance of sectoral investments in strategies that have directand/or indirect impacts on delaying age of marriage
- How sectoral systems and relevant institutions can be held accountable for effectively responding to adolescent girls’ needs and rights throughout their lives
The CRANK: The Child Marriage Research to Action Network, a joint initiative of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage and the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage.