#GirlsNotBrides: Ending Child Marriage in the Philippines

No. of pages: 6

Publication date: 25 January 2020

Author: UNFPA Philippines

K E Y P O I N T S

  • Today, 1 out of 6 Filipina girls are married before they are 18 years old.
  • Child marriage is a human rights violation that disrupts the development and growth of young girls, leading to teenage pregnancy, lower educational attainment and employability, higher risk of domestic violence.

Key action points:

  1. Ensure evidence-based policy formulation and programmatic interventions for both prevention and mitigation of child marriage;
  2. Empower adolescent girls and place them at the center of programming efforts;
  3. Pursue transformational change in social norms for eliminating child marriage, also by engaging men/boys, parents and community leaders.