Child marriage in Mali
Save the Children and Oxfam partnered with Walé, the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Association SORO, and AGIR to implement the Marriage: No Child’s Play (MNCP) programme from 2016 – 2020. In MNCP, MTBA adopted a holistic approach that is girl-centred and community-driven. The programme design was thematically integrated and creates opportunities and platforms for adolescents, particularly girls. You can read more about this on the How page of this website.
Below are a few of the key achievements of MNCP in Mali:
- In Mali, the mean age at marriage increased from 15.9 to 16.8 years from baseline toendline.
- The proportion of girls who knew that using a condom protects against HIV increased from 44.6% to 75.1%.
- The proportion of girls reporting that their community has a youth-friendly healthcentreincreased from 8.5% to 60.4%.
Alternative life paths:
- The proportion of girls reporting ever having attended school increased from 67.3% to 78.6%.