Don't Force Me

Publication date

13th February 2018


Islamic Relief Worldwide



Don’t Force Me!

A Policy Brief on Early Forced Marriage

Islamic Relief is working in the countries of high and highest Early and Forced Marriage (EFM) prevalence, such as Niger, Bangladesh, Chad, Mali, India, Ethiopia and Malawi. Our teams identified EFM as a serious issue hindering females and communities at large from improving their well-being. We have been addressing this problem through multi-sector and integrated approaches, applying culturally sensitive and sustainable strategies, to help communities achieve most effective development outcomes. A clear organisational policy stance on EFM will further strengthen the effectiveness of our interventions.



Islamic Relief Worldwide (2018) Don’t Force Me, A Policy Brief on Early Forced Marriage, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Birmingham, UK.


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