A Feminist Vision for Ending Child Marriage in East Africa Road Map 2023-2027Published
Child marriage must be addressed across all phases of humanitarian action, supporting place-based actors during preparedness and longer-term recovery, which are both often overlooked. Recognizing that significant action remains to be taken under the Call to Action on Protection from GBV in Emergencies, specifically to end child marriage, the Women’s Refugee Commission, King’s College London, and Rozaria Memorial Trust set out to promote gender equality in humanitarian action through the strengthening of partnerships with local civil society organizations, particularly feminist, women-led, and/or women’s rights organizations. As a new consortium of feminist and women’s rights organizations, our goal is to drive change and foster accountability, inviting governments, donors, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), national civil society, and the private sector to endorse a new feminist vision and road map for ending child marriage in Eastern Africa.
This measurable and actionable five-year plan aims to meet the need for enhanced collaboration with and leadership of place-based feminist and women’s rights organizations in disaster planning, management, and response.