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How Can Social Norms Be Targeted to Advance Girls’ Education and End Child Marriage?
Event Date: 
Tue, 2021/07/20
© Global Partnership for Education 2021

Child marriage serves as a barrier to education for many girls, yet ending child marriage and transforming social norms are rarely explicit education goals. There is a need to share available research and promote evidence-based advocacy to inform programming, research, funding, and decision-making.


In the context of global disruption to education due to COVID-19, the Global Education Summit presents an important opportunity to influence the global agenda on gender equality in education.


UNGEI and Girls Not Brides* are joining forces to learn and exchange around the social and gender norms which serve as barriers to girls’ education in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on child marriage.



Webinar moderator: Eline Versluys, Gender at the Centre Initiative Manager, UNGEI



  • Kelly Yotebieng, Independent Research Consultant, UNGEI
  • Mundia Situmbeko, Africa Engagement Officer, Girls Not Brides
  • Jorge Ubaldo Colin Pescina, Education Specialist, Global Partnership for Education



  • Noelie Sinare, CONAMEB, Burkina Faso
  • Lydia Hounon Hedwige, Niger Platform to End Child Marriage
  • Wadi Ben-Hirki, girls’ education advocate, Nigeria
  • Hawa Yokie, young feminist activist, Sierra Leone
  • FCDO (tbc)
  • Ms. Donatienne Hissard, Deputy Director of Sustainable Development, MoFA (tbc)


Simultaneous translation in English, French and Portuguese will be provided.


Time: 9:00 AM -10:45 AM ET / 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM GMT / 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM CET


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