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Devex: Insights on Child Marriage From Council’s Guatemala Research

Devex ran an article about "8 insights to end child marriage" featuring Population Council Guatemala's Abriendo Oportunidades program, which provides vulnerable girls with skills and support to improve their lives.

Authored by Kate Whittington, program officer at Girls Not Brides, the article explains that "in many countries where child marriage frequently happens, there is very little or no reliable information on how many girls live in a community, how many attend school, how many are disabled, are married, and have children, among other key data points."

Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of 500+ civil society organizations, including Population Council, committed to ending child marriage.

"The Population Council’s Abriendo Oportunidades program in Guatemala works to understand local demographics so they can create solid baselines that helps them track progress and see what works and what does not. This ensures they have information about the girls they are working with so they have an accurate picture of the girls’ needs. This has set the program up for success and helped them reach the most vulnerable."

Read more at Devex.