In a recent report, World Vision predicts a sharp increase in violence against children and child marriage as a result of COVID-19. At least four million more girls could be married in the next two years.
“Millions more children are at risk under the COVID-19 lockdown,” says Simon Lewchuk, a co-author of the report, as schools are closed, livelihoods are eroded, and community support networks are torn apart.
Strengthening livelihoodsin vulnerable communities is critical to prevent child, early, and forced marriage. Join World Vision, Girls Not Brides and the SEEP Networkfor a discussion on promising practices in livelihoods interventions to address child marriage, and hear first-hand from project participants promoting the scale-up of what works.
Richard Rumsey, Livelihoods Global Sector Lead, World Vision
Matilda Branson, Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer, Girls Not Brides David Panetta, Program Director, Savings Groups, SEEP Network Angeline Munzara, Global Senior External Engagement and Savings Group Advisor, World Vision Ayishetu, Savings for Transformation, Project participant from Ghana Carmelia, Youth activist from Mozambique