Child marriage in Niger

Save the Children and Oxfam partnered with SOS Femmes et Filles Victimes de Violence Familiale (FEVVF), ADD Fassali, SongES, ASEC Mungane, and Association pour le Bien-Etre Familiale (ANBEF) in Niger 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 Niger:


  • The MTBA program in Niger led to a decline in the proportion of girls reporting ever being married from 25.7% at baseline to 16.0% atendline.

Informed decisions:

  • It also was effective in increasing the proportion of girls who could name three adverse effects of early marriage from 15.0% to 29.6% and the proportion of girls who could correctly identify the legal age of marriage from 18.9% to 31.9%.
  • The proportion of girls who had knowledge of modern contraceptive methods increased from 48.3% to 64.4%.

Alternative life paths:

  • The MTBA program in Niger increased the proportion of girls who were currently working for income from 23.8% at baseline to 67.1% atendline.