In Nepal and Bangladesh, child marriage is rooted in a complex dynamic of limited choices and material resources (economic insecurity, lack of livelihood options, household labor) and prevailing social norms about family honor, control of sexuality, and the low social status of girls. The Tipping Point teams are developing methods to:
ENCOURAGE networks, solidarity groups, and organizations to collaborate, shift discourse, and take action to support gender equitable opportunities for girls and boys.
PROMOTE positive/gender equitable norms through exemplifying and celebrating alternative behaviors.
DEEPEN girls, boys, parents, and community members’ critical awareness of gender equity and rights, and promote solidarity within peer groups.
CREATE spaces for dialogue between adolescents, parents, and other community members to promote communication, trust, and support for gender equity and rights.