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Dr Rochelle Burgess, Founder and Director of our MHCM Network was interviewed by BBC World News to discuss how the pandemic has affected children in Southern Africa, and how this increases the risk of child marriage.

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This report provides a summary of a resource guide. Compiled by Action on Child,
Early and Forced Marriage to support advocacy and action surrounding
the elimination of child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) during
armed conflict and other humanitarian emergencies. 

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UCL Associate Professor Delan Devakumar interviews Dinesh Deokota, a Nepali film maker and founder of the non-governmental organisation Media for Development. In this podcast, he talks about how he started making films and his engagement work on bonded labour, migration and child marriage.

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This resource is designed to support those whoa re engaging with interviews and focus groups around sensitive topics related to child marriage and related experiences of mental health and emotional wellbeing. These are not exhaustive, but will provide a useful starting point for those starting to work in this area.


Nepal has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. This public engagement project, led by Dr Devakumar, used film to engage communities about the health implications of child marriage. Find out more about the project here.

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