Publication - 25 May 2021

Time to Act! Let’s Go Digital!

Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage through Digital Technology

Globally, 650 million girls have been affected by child, early and forced marriage (CEFM), while each year, around 12 million girls are married off before the age of 18.Today, one in every five girls is married off before the age of 18. The Asia-Pacific region has alarmingly high levels of child marriage, with the South Asia sub-region having some of the highest rates of CEFM in the world.

Plan International’s research Time To Act: Let’s Go Digital reveals the benefits of using digital technologies in efforts to eliminate CEFM, particularly in terms of reaching a large number of people at once. The research report also offers key information about more than 40 existing digital technologies and applications with a high potential to prevent and end child marriage.

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