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LET'S GO DIGITAL! Using Digital Technology to End Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Reduce Adolescent Pregnancy

Added by Plan International Asia-Pacific Regional Hub | 26 April 2021

This report examines the role that digital technologies and online solutions can play in ending child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) in the Asia-Pacific region. Based on an in-depth literature review and key informant interviews, it explores the ways in which Plan International Asia-Pacific Regional Hub (APAC) and other child-rights based development organisations have integrated digital technologies in their programmatic and influencing approaches towards eliminating CEFM in the region. It also introduces some of the digital technologies that have been developed by the private sector, which can be effective in CEFM prevention. Drawing on these insights, the report develops a series of recommendations about how digital technologies can be leveraged most effectively to reach scale and generate impact in eradicating CEFM.

The final section of this report provides an overview of how Plan International is contributing to the elimination of CEFM in the Asia-Pacific region more broadly. It describes in detail the Time to Act! regional platform and programmatic and influencing approaches driving these efforts, and outlines some of the organisation’s work in ten countries where CEFM elimination efforts are underway.

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Asia Child Marriage Initiative: Summary of Research in Bangladesh, India and Nepal

Added by Super Admin | 13 November 2020

Child marriage is one of the most prevalent and serious violations of human rights. The issue needs urgent attention in South Asia, where 46 per cent of children are married formally or in informal union before they are 18. Girls are significantly more likely than boys to be married as children – 30 per cent of girls aged 15-19 years are currently married or in union in South Asia, compared to just 5 per cent of boys in the same age bracket

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Child Marriages in Andhra Pradesh

Added by Super Admin | 13 November 2020

Child marriage is one of the manifestations of gender based violence against girls and is a barrier to social and economic development. Although, in the last decade, there has been a significant decline in the prevalence of child marriage in India, few districts of Andhra Pradesh, such as Kurnool, East Godavari, Krishna, Visakhapatnam and Anantapuramu, continue to be above the national average.

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Child Marriages in Telangana State

Added by Super Admin | 13 November 2020

Child marriage is one of the manifestations of gender based violence against girls and is a barrier to social and economic development. Although, in the last decade, there has been a significant decline in the prevalence of child marriage in India, few districts of Telangana, such as Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda, Medak and Adilabad, continue to be above the national average.

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ADOLESCENT GIRLS AND YOUTH IN CRISIS

Added by Super Admin | 13 November 2020

Disasters have severe implications for the lives of boys and girls. In addition to physical/biological vulnerability, children faced with low involvement in decision making processes at various levels. Following a nearly nine months of emergency response and early recovery programs in Central Sulawesi, Yayasan Plan International Indonesia (Plan Indonesia) conducted a Scoping Study to have a closer look at child and youth situation in post disaster recovery Central Sulawesi. The study has two main objectives; firstly, to better understand the current situation and gaps facing children and youth as well as identify opportunities for Plan Indonesia to extend support, and secondly is to enable Plan Indonesia to continue its informed strategic support in rebuilding Central Sulawesi beyond the disaster recovery period.

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Child Marriage in Nepal

Added by Super Admin | 13 November 2020

Child marriage is a serious social phenomena which affects millions of people across the world. It is a serious human rights violation affecting children's and women's rights to health, education, equality, and to live a life free from any kinds of violence. Globally, every year 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. Developing countries account for 7.3 million girls under the age of 18 giving birth every year. Out of them, girls under 15 constitute 2 million births. Child marriage still remains a serious social ill practice in Nepal and a cause of violation of their rights. Studies showed that nearly 29% of girls in between the age 15-19 year are found marrying. Approximately 10% of women aged 20-24 were married before age 15. Nepali boys are among the most likely in the world to be child grooms. More than one in ten is married before they reach 18.Child marriage is highly prevalent throughout the Terai region bordering India, as well as in the Far and Mid-Western regions. The tendency of forceful marriage by parent is decreasing while marriage by eloping is increasing in the recent years.

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GENDER NORMS AS AN INFLUENCING FACTOR OF EARLY MARRIAGE AND ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY AMONG ETHNIC MINORITIES IN CHIANG MAI AND CHIANG RAI

Added by Super Admin | 13 November 2020

In the last two decades, the impact of early marriage and adolescent pregnancy have become a concerning issue in the global discussions as the forms of child rights violations. It is widely accepted that social norms, culture, and tradition in some specific countries have been influential to the emergence of child marriage and adolescent pregnancy. Considering to these issues, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child’s General Comment No.4 (2003) on Adolescent Health and Developed in the Context of the Convention on the Rights of the Child stated clearly that all the State parties should facilitate the establishment of multidisciplinary information and advice centers regarding the harmful aspects of some traditional practices including early marriage that would cause to adolescent pregnancy.

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TEENAGE PREGNANCY AND EARLY MARRIAGE

Added by Super Admin | 13 November 2020

Research on the Decision-Making Pathways of Young Women in the Municipalities of Covalima, Aileu and Dili

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