Charting Future Action on the Mental Health Consequences of Child Marriage
20 March 2024, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
UCL Global Network on Mental health and Child Marriage, and MARCH -ZIM project (Academy of Medical Sciences) in collaboration with The Child Marriage Research to Action Network (CRANK) are excited to announce their upcoming symposium exploring the mental health consequences of child marriage globally.
This event is free.
What's Known and What's Next: Charting Future Action on the Mental Health Consequences of Child Marriage explores the mental health consequences of child marriage globally.
Hosted by the UCL Global Network on Mental Health and Child Marriage, in collaboration with the Child Marriage Research to Action Network (a joint initiative of Girls Not Brides and the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage) this half-day symposium aims to facilitate collaboration and knowledge exchange among experts working in the child marriage space. This event will bring together researchers, practitioners, policymakers and donors to explore the existing evidence on the mental health consequences of child marriage, and on what works to support girls who are - or have been - married.
This will be a space to explore:
- What's known: The evidence and intersections between mental health and child marriage.
- What's working: Case studies and research reflections on existing and potential programmes targeting girls and adolescents who are married, in a union, pregnant or parenting.
- What's next: Policy and practice priorities, including consolidated guidelines to support programme design and implementation, with a focus on trauma.
This symposium is funded by generous support from the MARCH-ZIM project (Funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences) The Child Marriage Research Action Network and the UCL Institute for Global Health.
This will be a hybrid event, however, in-person tickets have sold out. There will be simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish for online participants.