Added: Adrianne Stull - Date: 11.12.2021 13:45 - Views: 20470 - Clicks: 5488
Child Marriage is defined as a marriage of a girl or boy before the age of 18 and refers to both formal marriages and informal unions in which children under the age of 18 live with a partner as if married. Child marriage affects both girls and boys, but it affects girls disproportionately, especially in South Asia. South Asia has the highest rates of child marriage in the world. India has the largest of brides in the world — one-third of the global total. Bangladesh has the highest rate of child marriage in Asia the fourth highest rate in the world.
Nepal has also one the highest rates of child marriage in Asia for both boys and girls. The marriage of girls aged is however still commonplace, so more efforts are needed to protect older adolescents from marriage. Child marriage is the result of the interplay of economic and social forces. In communities where the practice is prevalent, marrying a girl as is part of a cluster of social norms and attitudes that reflect the low value accorded to the human rights of girls. In the short term years , UNICEF sees a critical mass of children, families, and communities changing their attitudes and behaviours; in the longer term years , UNICEF sees aspirations for all children upheld by new social norms.
UNICEF considers five entry points to accelerate these changes: i to increase agency and resources for adolescents — especially girls — at risk of and affected by child marriage; ii to enhance legal and development policy frameworks for an enabling environment that protects the rights of adolescent girls and boys; iii to increase the generation and use of a robust evidence base for advocacy, programming, learning and tracking progress; iv to enhance systems and services that respond to the needs of adolescents at risk of or affected by child marriage; and v to increase social action, acceptance, and visibility around investing in and supporting girls, and shifting social expectations relating to girls, including by engaging boys and men.
For the first time, existing strategies in areas like health, education, child protection and water and sanitation, are coming together to form a unique holistic programme with shared plans and goals. The programme will work in partnership with governments, civil society organisations and young people themselves and adopt methods that have proven to work at scale.
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