Tipping Point

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Key Information

The Tipping Point initiative identifies the root causes of child, early, and forced marriage and facilitates innovative strategies to create alternative paths for adolescent girls.

The project also seeks to influence the way policymakers, donors, researchers, and civil society approach the issue of child marriage, specifically to steer the global discourse beyond short-term solutions. Tipping Point is a multi-country initiative addressing child marriage by focusing on its root causes. We see child marriage as an act of violence, so we enable girls to assert their rights, help families and communities to support them, and influence policy to sustain change.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan, Mali, Nepal, Niger

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2013 - 2023


Siddhartha Samuyadayik Samaj (Nepal), Dalit Social Development Center (Nepal), Jaintia Shinnomul Songstha (Bangladesh), Gram Bikash Kendra (Bangladesh), Association of Slum Dwellers (Bangladesh)

Ministry Affiliation



The Kendeda Fund

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training

Cross-cutting areas

  • Early/child marriage
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls out of school, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All out of school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Boys out of school
  • Community leaders
  • Fathers
  • Mothers

Participants include

  • N/A

Program Approaches Back to Top

Health and childcare services

  • Sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning)

Learning while working

  • Vocational training

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power

Menstrual hygiene management

  • Raising awareness about menstruation (beyond just girls)

Women's empowerment programs

  • Advocacy/action
  • Empowerment training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved critical thinking
  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved sexual and reproductive health
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • More equal power in relationships
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Katherine Begley
Senior Technical Advisor for Education, CARE USA