Child Marriage Learning Partners Consortium

The Child Marriage Learning Partners Consortium was created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to foster more strategic and effective action to end child marriage by connecting research to policy and programme needs.Girls Not Brides is pleased to be a partner and to host resources on behalf of the Consortium. On this page, you can explore findings from our research, learn more about the Consortium and our members, and find out where to access key resources produced through our work on child marriage and its drivers and solutions.

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Resources on child marriage from the Consortium

Technical & policy briefs

Read briefs including resources that focus on how child marriage connects with other issues, and new frameworks to understand drivers of the practice.

Country focus

Read about child marriage drivers and contexts in different countries, including resources and analyses.


Explore reports and resources that look at trends around child marriage, including prevalence and progress on ending the practice.

Featured: The complexity and diversity of child marriage


Journal of Adolescent Health supplement

This special supplement produced by the Consortium is titled “The Diversity and Complexity of Child Marriage.” It includes five commentaries and eight original research articles that provide a greater understanding of the diverse drivers of, and potential responses to, child marriage across the world.

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Related content

Fact sheet and brief

Making evidence count for girls: The child marriage learning partners consortium

This brief describes the Child Marriage Learning Partners Consortium, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and synthesises its work and high level findings.


The diversity and complexity of child marriage: webinar

In a webinar that launched the work of the Consortium on Tuesday 12 October 2021, the Child Marriage Learning Partners Consortium. shared the latest evidence and resources on child marriage…


Towards Ending Child Marriage: Global trends and profiles of progress

Developed by UNICEF, this report looks at historical trends, with a focus on selected countries that have recorded significant declines in child marriage prevalence.

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