Child marriage and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we live our lives – and the way we carry out our work. Civil society, governments, and non-governmental organisations are having to rethink programmes and policies across all areas of work. Here we highlight the latest news, resources and opportunities to engage with others so that collectively we can continue to focus on our mission: to end child marriage.

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Latest news & blogs on COVID-19 and child marriage

We are no longer alone: Girls, adolescents and young women speak out about injustices in Latin America and Caribbean

  • Ketzal'í SP

Resources to help during COVID-19: Our top recommended across health, education, humanitarian contexts, economic impacts and fundraising


Advice from a young woman on listening to young women during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Gabriela Muñoz

What’s on the agenda for the coming year: Three takeaways from UNGA75

Our brief

Young participants in Youth Voices against Child Marriage, Jakarta, Indonesia Photo: Graham Crouch/Girls Not Brides

COVID-19 and child, early and forced marriage: An agenda for action

This brief – updated in July 2021 – provides insights, recommendations and resources for responding to the needs of adolescent girls during and after this crisis, including those at risk of early marriage, married girls, and those in informal unions.

Download the brief

Related resources

Fact sheet and brief

COVID-19 and child marriage in West and Central Africa

A brief summarising the impact of COVID-19 on child marriage in West and Central Africa, and including recommendations and a call to action for girls' rights to be upheld.

Fact sheet and brief

Child marriage in humanitarian contexts

This brief summarises what we know about child marriage in humanitarian contexts and where we need to accelerate action to meet global development targets by 2030.


Girls’ education and COVID-19: What past shocks can teach us about mitigating the impacts of pandemics

This report uses insights from the 2014-15 Ebola epidemic and the 2008 global financial crisis to understand the consequences of COVID-19 for girls.

Fact sheet and brief

COVID-19: A gender lens. Protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights, and promoting gender equality

Discussion of how women are differently impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak from a Sexual and Reproductive Health perspective.

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