Child Marriage Research to Action Network

The CRANK is a joint initiative and platform for a coordinated global research agenda on child marriage, and to encourage the uptake of research by policy makers and practitioners. On this page, you can explore what we do, share your research and sign up for virtual meetings and research digests.

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Get involved

Sign up to the CRANK

CRANK is open to all. By signing up you can participate in quarterly research sessions, receive the biannual research digest and share your work through the online research tracker.

Share your research

You can share details of your ongoing and upcoming research to be included in the CRANK's online research tracker. By doing this, you are contributing to a coordinated, harmonised global research agenda.

See what others are working on

The CRANK's online research tracker is a curated resource with details of ongoing and upcoming research by CRANK members. Use it to avoid duplicating research, and to identify priority research areas.

Related content

Fact sheet and brief

CRANK Temas centrales de investigación: El abordaje de los matrimonios y las uniones infantiles, tempranas y forzadas (MUITF) y el apoyo a las niñas y adolescentes unidas en situaciones de conflicto y crisis

Publicación que resume lo último en materia de investigación y evidencia sobre programas dirigidos a abordar los MUITF en situaciones de conflicto y crisis. Incluye las principales aportaciones de los estudios presentado; destaca las lagunas y llama la atención sobre los ámbitos en los que se requiere más investigación.

Fact sheet and brief

CRANK Research Spotlight: How to ensure efforts to address child marriage reach the most marginalised girls

Research spotlight covering evidence on latest research and evidence related to child marriage programming in hard-to-reach contexts – such as conflict settings – and targeting girls who have been the most marginalised.


Evidence review: Child marriage interventions and research from 2020 to 2022

Review looking at emerging evidence on interventions to prevent and respond to child marriage and support married girls. Includes key takeaways organised by theme and recommendations for child marriage research, programming, policy and funding.

Fact sheet and brief

CRANK Research Spotlight: Successful multisectoral and multilevel approaches to address child marriage

Brief summarising the latest research and evidence, with key takeaways from featured studies, and highlighting current evidence and funding gaps. It also includes tools for practitioners to strengthen design and…

Fact sheet and brief

Research Spotlight: 'Child marriage in humanitarian settings' and 'challenging gender norms to end child marriage'

Research Spotlight covering evidence on girl-led and girl-centred research in humanitarian settings, and on challenging gender norms to end child marriage.

Fact sheet and brief

Research Spotlight: Gender-transformative and systems approaches to ending child marriage and promoting girls’ rights

Research Spotlight covering evidence on gender-transformative approaches to ending child marriage, and systems approaches to upholding girls’ rights and delaying age of marriage.


Advancing the evidence base on strategies to end child marriage and support married girls: Meeting report

Report form a meeting of experts convened to review the evidence on child marriage, identify priorities and coordinate research uptake to support the global movement to end child marriage.

Find out more and collaborate to end child marriage

Learning and Resources

Here we provide thematic overviews of the latest evidence on child marriage and what works to end it, as well as practical guidance on how to use this in your work. We share a selection of briefs, fact sheets, toolkits and other leaning products on child marriage, as well as guidance on advocacy, youth activism and fundraising.

Member directory

An online directory of all Girls Not Brides member organisations working to end child marriage. It allows you to search for specific member organisations around the world and learn more about their work.

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