Addressing Child Marriage in Nepal through Behavior Change Communication and Social Mobilization
The goal of the Chunauti (which means “challenge” in Nepali) project, which was supported by USAID and implemented by CARE, was to decrease the harmful practices of child marriage and gender-based violence in three districts of Nepal - Dhanusha, Mahottari, and Rupandehi - and strengthen the enabling environment at the national and district levels to combat child marriage and other forms of gender-based violence through behavior change communication and social mobilization in Nepal.
The Chunauti project had three specific objectives for achieving its overarching goal:
1. Transform community norms underpinning child marriage through peer educators, formal and non-formal leaders, community-based organizations, the school system, and a widespread behavior change communication campaign
2. Scale-up promising practices
3. Advocate for the establishment and enforcement of laws and policies that address child marriage and other forms of GBV
- Lever les Tabous: La sexualité et les approches promouvant l’égalité des genres pour mettre fin aux unions et aux mariages d’enfants, précoces et forcés
- Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Resource Guide
- Child Marriage Theory of Change
- What does Child Marriage Mean for Girls?
- Solutions to End Child Marriage
- The Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Child Marriage
- Child Marriage Factsheets
- Child Marriage Facts and Figures
- GESI Toolkit
- Girl-Centered Program Design: A Toolkit to Develop, Strengthen and Expand Adolescent Girls Programs