In 2018 and 2019, ICDI trained CWIN in Nepal, EDS in Ethiopia and Bedari in Pakistan to pilot a youth-led research approach. Staff from these three organisations were trained to support young people in defining their own research topics related to child marriage, conduct interviews and analyse the results. Girls and boys worked together in teams and presented the findings to stakeholders in their communities. Follow-up actions included things like raising awareness through youth-led community theatre or youth-adult partnerships in improving safe spaces for girls.
This report summarises key takeaways from the training and aims to inspire other organisations to promote youth-led research in their work to address child marriage.