CARE’s Tipping Point project addresses child marriage through a dynamic process of innovation, insight, and influence through advocacy in Nepal and Bangladesh. With the generous support of the Kendeda Fund, the project focuses on identifying the root causes of child marriage and facilitates innovative strategies to create alternative paths for adolescent girls. Grounded by this work, the project also seeks to influence the way policymakers, donors, researchers, and civil society approach the issue of child marriage, specifically to steer the global discourse beyond short-term solutions. CARE expects this learning and innovation initiative to contribute to global understanding of the complex issues driving child marriage and strategies that can contribute to a “tipping point” of sustainable change to prevent child marriage and create viable alternative paths for adolescent girls.
With the generous support of The Kendeda Fund, CARE and its partner organizations (Siddhartha Samudayik Samaj [SSS], the Dalit Social Development Center [DSDC], Jaintia Shinnomul Songstha [JASHIS], and the Association for Slum Dwellers [ASD]) are focusing on facilitating and learning from innovative strategies to influence change-makers and root causes of child marriage in Nepal and Bangladesh, two child marriage hotspots.