Impact of Tipping Point Initiative, a social norms intervention, in addressing child marriage and other adolescent health and behavioral outcomes in a northern district of Bangladesh

Child Marriage (CM) is a violation of human rights and it bears negative implications on the lives and well-being of girls. The global rate of CM before age 18 is 40% and before age 15 it is 12%. The adverse impact of CM on girls’ physical and mental health and development has been well documented. The literature presents multiple factors associated with CM, among which social norms features as an important one contributing to and perpetuating CM. Read More...

Findings from Kapilvastu and Rupandehi Districts, Nepal, 2019–2022

Girl child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM) persists in South Asia, with long-term effects on health and well-being. CARE’s Tipping Point Initiative (TPI) was designed to address the underlying causes of CEFM by challenging repressive gender norms and inequalities. The TPI engages different participant groups on programmatic topics and supports community dialogue to build girls’ agency, shift inequitable power relations, and change community norms sustaining CEFM. Read More...

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