The IGWG organizes regular in-person and virtual events where members from around the world can learn from and connect with each other. These events may be thematic, such as a focus on recent research in the GBV field, or dedicated to capacity building, like how to use film for social and behavior change communication. Our annual IGWG Plenary creates space for members to meet in person and provide feedback on the network as a whole each year.
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Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Intimate Partner Violence
March 6, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
This Gender-Based Violence Task Force event on March 6, 2017 explored the connections between child marriage and intimate partner violence (IPV). Presenters included researchers and development experts from ICRW, Population Council, and Stony Brook University. The event opened with Rachel Kidman of Stony Brook University, who used open source DHS data to analyze the relationship between child marriage and IPV. Her findings showed that globally, the data show a strong correlation between the two, and that national marriage laws do not seem to reduce the child marriage prevalence. Sanyukta Mathur from the PopCouncil shared results from the DREAMS initiative in Kenya, which surveyed young Kenyan women and their experience with IPV. Jeff Edmeades of ICRW, the final presenter, highlighted findings from the TESFA program in Ethiopia, which showed that young brides are more vulnerable to violence. The event ended with a Q&A session with all three panelists, moderated by Charlotte Feldman-Jacobs of PRB.
Event Presentations and Materials
- Using Global Data to Examine Child Marriage, IPV and Legal Protection – Rachel Kidman, Stony Brook University
- Experience of Violence and Association with HIV Risk Amoung Young Kenyan Women in the Context of the DREAMS Initiative – Sanyukta Mathur, PopCouncil
- Child Marriage, Couple Communication and IPV: Insights from the TESFA Project – Jeffrey Edmeades, ICRW
- Event Notes
- Video Recording
Resources and Projects Referenced in Presentations
- Journal Article: Child marriage and intimate partner violence: a comparative study of 34 countries – Rachel Kidman
- Reducing HIV Risk among Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Implementation Science around the DREAMS Initiative – PopCouncil
- TEFSA Supporting Married, Widowed, and Divorced Adolescents – CARE
- Improving the Lives of Married Adolescent Girls in Amhara, Ethiopia: A Summary of the Evidence – This brief summarizes the main findings from the TEFSA evaluation
- Worth the effort? Combining sexual and reproductive health and economic empowerment programming for married adolescent girls in Amhara, Ethiopia – This is the publication that Jeffrey mentioned at the end of his presentation
- Out of the Shadows: Child Marriage in Ethiopia – Series of stories developed around the issues covered by the TESFA project