Eradicating Child Marriage in Sierra Leone

  • Sustainable Development Goal :5 - Gender Equality
  • Gender Equality Marker :Gender Transformative (GE3)
  • Testing Country :Sierra Leone
  • Testing Period :15 months
  • Amount :$217,932

CAUSE Canada tested an innovative approach to eradicate child marriage by educating men seeking child brides about the negative consequences of child marriage for them, their families and entire communities. The solution includes training community leaders, empowering advocates, organizing community events against child marriage and collecting data on the number of prevented marriages vs. marriages that took place despite the intervention.

Innovator Video

Canadian SMO : CAUSE Canada
Local Partner(s) : CAUSE Canada Sierra Leone Partnership
Region : Africa
Theme : Gender Equality

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