Preventing and Responding to Child Marriage and Early Unions Project

  • A Advocacy Campaign/Project

A Active

Key Information

Preventing and Responding to Child Marriage and Early Unions Project is an advocacy project focused on early marriage in Nepal. 

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


South Asia


Activity URL

Not applicable or unknown

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2019 - 2024


Ministry Affiliation



COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education


  • School violence

Cross-cutting areas

Not applicable or unknown

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Community leaders, Girls (both in school and out of school), Other community members - female, Other community members - male, Religious leaders, Youth


12 - 40

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Fathers
  • Mothers
  • Other family members

Participants include

  • Adolescent mothers (pregnant or parenting)
  • Indigenous
  • Other
  • People with disabilities

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community-based monitoring (e.g. school report cards)
  • Community mobilization
  • General awareness-raising/community engagement
  • Mothers' clubs


  • Increased availability of learning materials

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power
  • Sexual and reproductive health (including puberty education)

Menstrual hygiene management

  • Educating girls about menstruation
  • Raising awareness about menstruation (beyond just girls)
  • Sanitary product distribution


  • Informational interventions (e.g. returns to education)
  • Other activities to address/end violence (not captured above)
  • Other activities to end child marriage (not captured above)
  • Sports programs

Policy/legal environment

  • Advocating changes to existing laws/policies
  • Raising awareness about existing laws/policies

Reducing economic barriers

  • Scholarships/stipends for school fees

Social/gender norms change

  • Engaging parents/caregivers of students or school-age children/adolescents
  • Group activities with students or school-age children/adolescents
  • Media campaigns

Women's empowerment programs

  • Advocacy/action
  • Leadership training

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Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Increased secondary school enrolment

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved sexual and reproductive health
  • Improved understanding of sexual harassment, coercion, and consent
  • Increased advocacy/civic engagement
  • Increased knowledge of HIV, puberty, and sexual and reproductive health
  • Increased knowledge of rights
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Reduced child marriage
  • Reduced school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV)
  • Reduced violence against children in the home

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Priyanka Kumari Kushwaha
SHAKHI: Friends of Women
Executive Director