At What Age? …are school children employed, married and taken to court? (2nd Edition)
Child Marriage: Malawi
The government of Malawi should increase efforts to end widespread child and forced marriage, or risk worsening poverty, illiteracy, and preventable maternal deaths in the country.
According to government statistics, half of the girls in Malawi will be married by their 18th birthday, with some as young as age 9 or 10 being forced to marry. Malawi faces many economic challenges, but the rights of girls and women, including the right to education, should not be sacrificed as a result.
'I’ve Never Experienced Happiness’: Child Marriage in Malawi
Marrying Too Young - End Child Marriage
This report offers findings, analysis and recommendations to end child marriage, including through education.
International Instruments - Minimum Age of Marriage
Early Marriage and the Right to Education
This advocacy factsheet is based on Right to Education Initiative report At What Age…are school-children employed, married and taken to court? Trends over time (2011), which provides analysis of legal minimum age for education, marriage, employment and criminal responsibility across 187 countries and raises questions regarding the cross-section of these issues and their effect on the right to education.
A Girl’s Right to Say No to Marriage - Working to end child marriage and keep girls in schools
In this report, Plan is calling for urgent, concerted and integrated action at local, national and international levels to enable millions of girls to avoid child marriage, stay in school and benefit from a quality education. Plan draws attention to the barriers stopping many girls from realising their right to quality education, which, in turn, increases their risk of marrying too young. Financial barriers and harmful gender norms can drive parents to prioritise sons’ education over that of daughters’ – often on the assumption that girls will marry soon anyway.
Girls’ education through a human rights lens: What can be done differently, what can be made better
This policy document discusses the global situation of girls in schools and highlights the importance of a human rights approach to education.
At What Age?...are school-children employed, married and taken to court? - Trends over Time
This report provides analysis of legal minimum ages for education, marriage, employment and criminal responsibility across 187 countries and raises questions regarding the cross-section of these issues and their effect on the right to education. Based on States Parties’ reports to the CRC Committee and analysed through the lens of the 4As, the report stresses the fundamental importance of eliminating contradictory legislation and practices that still undermine the right to education.