New Contract Awarded to Coram International
Coram International has just been awarded a contract with UNICEF’s Regional Office for South Asia to conduct a study on the impact of COVID-19 on child marriage determinants.
In South Asia as many as 28% of women currently aged 20-24 were married before the age of 18. Concerningly, many of the factors driving child marriage have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns.
The study which will be undertaken across India, Nepal and Bangladesh will analyse changes in drivers and moderators of child marriage due to COVID-19 aiming to contribute to strategies, policies, and programme interventions to mitigate and avert the negative impacts of COVID-19 on child marriage in the region.