Launch: Girls’ sexuality and child, early, and forced marriages and unions
A conceptual framework
May 4, 2022
The Child, Early, & Forced Marriages & Unions and Sexuality Working Group, Global Affairs Canada, and collaborating organizations introduced the conceptual framework on sexuality and CEFMU. Topics included:
What a vision of success for holistic, sustainable CEFMU prevention looks like, based on our consultations with girls in India, Niger, and Guatemala.
How social norms and structures rooted in patriarchy, social hierarchy, and adultism lead to societal control of girls’ sexuality and drive CEFMU.
How gender-transformative approaches can challenge harmful norms to break the patterns that drive CEFMU, and how organizations can bring these approaches into their programming.
What roles funders and researchers can play to increase resources for and knowledge about what works best to create deep and lasting change for girls and women.
Sarah Green, American Jewish World Service; Anne Sprinkel, CARE; Aida Akim-Escriva, Global Fund for Women; Jacky Repila, Girls Not Brides; Vallerie Sharma, CREA; Eugenia López Uribe, International Planned Parenthood Federation; Deepshikha Ghosh, The YP Foundation; Lakshmi Moore, Girls First Fund; Kathleen Flynn-Dapaah, Global Affairs Canada