Child, Early and Forced Marriage

Child, Early and Forced Marriage

Which organisations or people facilitate the group?
Sushmita Mukherjee and Bahie Mary Rassekh

What is the aim of your group?
Child, early and forced marriage prevents millions of young people–disproportionately women and girls–from fully developing their capacities and living free from violence. Despite global declines in recent decades, it is estimated that 12 million girls under the age of 18 are married each year, or 23 girls every minute, and that 650 million women and girls alive today were married as children.

 We aim to create a learning community of people interested in preventing child, early and force marriage. We will share knowledge, exchange experiences and expertise, and learn about effective prevention strategies and interventions.

What have you got planned for the next year or so?
We plan to host monthly webinars featuring practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and individuals who have been affected by child, early and force marriage. We may also create sub-groups to discuss different facets of preventing child, early and force marriage. In addition, we will share events and learning opportunities on this website. 

Contact name(s) and email(s):
Sushmita Mukherjee: mukherjee.susmita2000@gmail.com; smukherjee@pciglobal.org
Bahie Mary Rassekh: bahiemary@gmail.com; bmrassekh@worldbank.org

Sub-group members (name, institution, country):

  • Shoumeli Das, UNICEF Maharashtra, India
  • Margaret E. Greene, GreeneWorks
  • Tarnjeet Kaur Kang, South Sudan
  • Rachel Kidman, Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine
  • Eliane Lakam, Baltimore City Continuum of Care (CoC)
  • Carmen Logie, University of Toronto
  • Sushmita Mukherjee, Project Concern International, India
  • Anne Ngunjiri, LVCT Health, Kenya
  • Bahie Mary Rassekh, The World Bank Group
  • Chandrika Singh, UNICEF Maharashtra, India

Resources:

 

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Child, Early and Forced Marriage

Child, Early and Forced Marriage

Which organisations or people facilitate the group?
Sushmita Mukherjee and Bahie Mary Rassekh

What is the aim of your group?
Child, early and forced marriage prevents millions of young people–disproportionately women and girls–from fully developing their capacities and living free from violence. Despite global declines in recent decades, it is estimated that 12 million girls under the age of 18 are married each year, or 23 girls every minute, and that 650 million women and girls alive today were married as children.

 We aim to create a learning community of people interested in preventing child, early and force marriage. We will share knowledge, exchange experiences and expertise, and learn about effective prevention strategies and interventions.

What have you got planned for the next year or so?
We plan to host monthly webinars featuring practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and individuals who have been affected by child, early and force marriage. We may also create sub-groups to discuss different facets of preventing child, early and force marriage. In addition, we will share events and learning opportunities on this website. 

Contact name(s) and email(s):
Sushmita Mukherjee: mukherjee.susmita2000@gmail.com; smukherjee@pciglobal.org
Bahie Mary Rassekh: bahiemary@gmail.com; bmrassekh@worldbank.org

Sub-group members (name, institution, country):

  • Shoumeli Das, UNICEF Maharashtra, India
  • Margaret E. Greene, GreeneWorks
  • Tarnjeet Kaur Kang, South Sudan
  • Rachel Kidman, Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine
  • Eliane Lakam, Baltimore City Continuum of Care (CoC)
  • Carmen Logie, University of Toronto
  • Sushmita Mukherjee, Project Concern International, India
  • Anne Ngunjiri, LVCT Health, Kenya
  • Bahie Mary Rassekh, The World Bank Group
  • Chandrika Singh, UNICEF Maharashtra, India

Resources:

 

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