Resource Centre

  • Storytelling to End Child Marriage in the Sahel Region: How survivors are acting as role models and holding decision-makers to account

    This briefing was developed as part of a series on child marriage and accountability showcasing lessons-learned from Save the Children programming around the world. It details work with girls who have survived child marriage in the Sahel Region. The ...

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  • Child Rights Reporting Case Studies from Around the World

    Millions of children are out of school, lack access to health care and suffer violence and exploitation. To ensure that all children survive, thrive, learn and are protected, governments need to step up efforts to realize the rights of all children, ...

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  • Young and on the Move in West Africa

    This report aims to offer a better understanding of child mobility in West Africa in the context of mixed migration movements. It provides an up-to-date overview of the routes that children move along in and from the region, the reasons that children ...

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  • Child Marriage in Senegal

    The prevalence of child marriage in Senegal is 31% before age 18 and 8.5% before age 15. This amounts to 42,905 girls married before age 18 every year, of which 11,764 are married before age 15. The national prevalence has decreased by 16 percentage ...

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  • Family Honour and Shattered Dreams: Girl Brides in Mali, Niger and Senegal

    Despite having the highest rates of child marriage worldwide, West Africa is severely underrepresented in qualitative studies about child marriage practices. Hence, few evidence-based solutions exist to address the persistent practice in the region. ...

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  • Children in mines: Kédougou 2017

    The informal mining sector has children working from the age of 7 years old. Save the Children works with communities and authorities to promote children's rights, encouraging them to pursue their education instead. The film was produced by Adama Sie, ...

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  • A Deadly Journey for Children: The Central Mediterranean Migration Route

    Every day, thousands of women and children travel from the hinterlands of Africa and the Middle East, across the Sahara to the Mediterranean Sea in Libya in hopes of reaching safety in Europe. They flee war, violence and poverty. They endure exploitation, ...

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  • Nutrition in the WHO African Region

    Today, nutrition is considered a fundamental pre-requisite to health and well-being, and a primary indicator of future human capital development. The first 1000 days of a child's life is especially crucial. Physical growth and cognitive development within ...

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