Review of technology-based interventions to address child marriage and female genital mutilation
The need to end child marriage and FGM with innovative and impactful solutions has never been greater – without accelerated progress to end both of these harmful practices, millions of women and girls across the globe will continue to be harmed. In preventing, reducing and eliminating both child marriage and FGM, digital and technological solutions can play a role – and they can make their impact at an unprecedented pace and scale. As these technologies rapidly proliferate across the world, they present an opportunity for governments and organizations to consider how they can optimize them to reinforce and ramp up their efforts to end child marriage and FGM.
The objective of this report is to map and review key technology-driven and technology-enabled interventions to mitigate the two harmful practices across 13 countries in Africa and Asia, including assessing the technological landscape within which they are implemented.