2022 Global Annual Report - Sustaining the Gains in the Polycrisis Era

UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage


The 2022 Global Annual Report serves as a testament to the accomplishments of the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage. It reflects the valuable lessons we've gleaned, our vision for the future, and provides insights into recent trends in child marriage. Despite the significant challenges we confronted in 2022, such as grappling with the impacts of climate change and navigating conflicts and post-pandemic recovery, our determination remained steadfast.

In addition to the report, we are delighted to present 12 individual country profiles, offering in-depth insights into our initiatives and progress in specific regions: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Yemen, and Zambia. Some key achievements include:

  • Around 6.3 million girls participated in life skills or comprehensive sexuality education interventions.
  • Around 16 million individuals participated in education and dialogue sessions on the consequences of and alternatives to child marriage.
  • Around 826 thousand traditional, religious and community leaders participated in dialogues and consensus-building.
  • Around 155.7 million individuals were reached by mass media (traditional and social media) messaging
  • Around 4 million men and boys actively participated in group education and dialogues.
  • Around 161 thousand girls were supported to enroll and/or remain in primary or secondary school.
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