The Independent

How the pandemic is having a dark impact on child marriage

23 March 2021

With UNICEF’s recent report indicating that ten million additional child marriages may occur worldwide before the end of 2030, in this article for The Independent we explore how our Improving Lives programme with UNICEF is helping to prevent child marriage across tea estates in Assam, India.

The article outlines how our work with adolescent girls and boys, as well as the wider community, addresses this issue – and how our programme has creatively adapted to continue supporting tea communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Click here to learn more about other innovative ways we’ve responded to the pandemic through our programme with UNICEF in Assam.

You can also read more here on how we’re supporting tea famers, workers and their families globally to adapt to – and address – the unprecedented disruption of COVID-19.

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