Child marriage country profiles

UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage

Pushpa, 11, smiling to the camera in Bangladesh.


Building on achievements since its inception in 2016, the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage launched its second phase in 2020, with an emphasis on gender-transformative and human rights-based programming, strengthened global partnerships and a clearly defined learning agenda.

The Global Programme adapted to COVID-19 realities in 2020, increasing digital engagement, promoting behavior change through online modalities, advocating to include child marriage prevention and response services in essential services that could continue to run during lockdowns, and enhancing mental health and psychosocial support services for girls, their families and service providers.

Across the 12 countries where the programme is implemented, these country profiles highlights the country context, strategies and achievements to end child marriage in 2020.