-Child Rights

This brief is intended for development partners, including government and civil society actors. It provides recommendations and resources for responding to the needs of adolescent girls during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery period, including those at risk of early marriage and those who are already married and in informal unions.

Le contrôle et la réglementation de la sexualité, en particulier celle des adolescentes, constituent une manifestation criante et souvent négligée des inégalités de genre et existent à travers différents contextes culturels et communautés du monde. Chez les adolescentes, les restrictions en matière de sexualité sont exacerbées par les fortes inégalités liées à leur âge et à leur genre.
Les adolescentes sont généralement dépourvues de pouvoir et de contrôle sur leur propre existence et, bien souvent, d’énormes contraintes limitent leur capacité à prendre des décisions pour elles-mêmes.

This report focuses on the need to address patriarchal control of adolescent girls’ sexuality in the fight against child, early and forced marriage and unions, and highlights the vital role played by gender-transformative programs. The report presents findings from a review of 23 organizations that work at the intersection of child marriage and sexuality, and includes three case studies that feature the work of grassroots organizations working in politically and culturally conservative contexts.

This booklet, written in French, Hausa, and Arabic, was developed by Transform/PHARE to support the Sarari intervention. It provides guidance to those delivering sermons on how to incorporate themes about many family welfare topics.

This pamphlets is intended for both parents and children, and those who work with and care for children, to list the various rights and responsiiblities of children, in the areas of education, heatlh, welfare, mutual respect, listening to one another, etc.


The Saleema initiative, launched in 2008 by the National Council of Child Welfare (NCCW) and UNICEF Sudan,  supports the protection of girls from genital cutting, particularly in the context of efforts to promote collective abandonment of the practice at community level.

This campaign was inspired by a group of youths in  the Purulia and Malda districts of West Bengal in 2011. At the center of the campaign were Youth Champions - young change agents identified by Unicef through their network of schools. The campaign strategy was train hundreds of Youth Champions through workshops, empower them to engage other com