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Working to Prevent and Respond to Child Marriage Practices in Conflict and Displacement


The Women’s Refugee Commission has set out to better understand the unique risk and protective factors to child marriage following an emergency. Conflicts and natural disasters have the potential to diminish family and social networks, while increasing individual and family vulnerabilities to poverty. WRC believes that examining and addressing these dynamics at the community level are essential to unpacking the motivating factors behind child marriage and early union.

Child Marriage Sexual and Gender-Based Violence One-pagers