UNFPA-UNICEF Webinar: Exploring the Evidence on Child Marriage and Social Protection

COVID-19 and the measures put in place to stop the spread of the virus have proven detrimental to the economic livelihood of households, sometimes pushing families to adopt harmful coping mechanisms to survive, such as the early marriage of the children.

Taking this into account, UNFPA and UNICEF has organised a webinar on ‘Exploring the evidence on child marriage and social protection’. The webinar will take place on June 15th, at 6.00pm (Bangladesh time/GMT+6).

Register in advance for the webinar here:

Register via this Zoom link: https://unicef.zoom.us/webinar/register/3016225735186/WN_I2tyb1dLRWW95WTWWwPkfA

(After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)

Agenda and Speakers:

  • Setting the scene: Child marraige risks during COVID-19 by Claudia Cappa, Senior Adviser Statistics and Monitoring, UNICEF HQ
  • Scoping review of research on child marriage 2000-2019: Focus on evidence on social protection by Manahil Siddiqi, Consultant, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti
  • Exploring the potential for social protection in reducing child marriage by Maja Gavrilovic, Social and Economic Policy consultant, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti

Moderator: Ramya Subrahmanian, Chief, Child Rights and Protection, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti

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