Promote Prevention, Question Criminalisation: Reframing Responses to Child Marriage
- Theme: CEDAW, Child Marriage, CRC.
- Type: Video.
- Region/Country: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, South Asia, Sri Lanka.
- Language: English.
This South Asian dialogue, held by Feminist Inquiries into Rights and Equality (FIRE), was supported by IWRAW Asia Pacific as a consortium partner. FIRE project partners from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Nepal, as well as other country partners and allies, provided information on the ground-level realities of child and early marriage (CEM), emphasising the ongoing consequences of related laws and an over-reliance on legislative solutions to combat CEM in the region. The conversation expanded on the process of engagement that began with a private briefing with CEDAW and CRC in September 2020 to include a broader range of voices in the discussion about the enforcement of the global norm of minimum age of marriage and the current trend in South Asia of institutionalising a higher age of marriage for women.
See also IWRAW AP’s tweet thread on the event.