Report on Child Marriage

Tamarack Verrall
Posted March 17, 2016 from Canada

GreeneWorks reports on proposed action on Child Marriage, containing references to #Lead4Girls,radio, newspaper, magazine, film and social media campaigns, and bios with contact info of leaders in this movement.​

Dear colleagues, We proudly present thesummaryreportandvideofromChild Marriage: Emerging Trends in the Media,a National Press Club event we co-sponsored. Thesesynopsesallow you to access the insightfuldialogue and unique perspectives about the innovative mainstream, advocacy, and social media efforts we discussed. We hope you find these reflections on media coverage of child marriage and responsible storytelling valuable.Please feel free to share the report and video widely. Enjoy! GreeneWorks

Key findings:

The media can and should play an important role in shaping public discourse on social issues, child marriage among them. The media need to be mobilized as an important contributor to development. The media must walk a fine line between advocacy and credibility. Some specific strategies support and expand the reach of media stories. The ethics of portrayal constitute an important mandate for the media. The assembled group identified the importance of the media's own accountability to the communities and individuals they cover.

Child Marriage: Emerging Trends in the Media,GreeneWorks,Washington,DC2016

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Soumya Vilekar
Mar 18, 2016
Mar 18, 2016

Dear Tam,

This is so insightful and informative. We need to create awareness amongst all and people should know about the repercussions and effects of such wrongdoing on the young mind and body.

Thanks for sharing

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 18, 2016
Mar 18, 2016

Dear Soumya,

There is such well written information being shared now that can not only be of great help to us personally, but also makes clear that the work to end violence against women is happening everywhere. I am so glad that you found it informative. Thanks for your comments.

In sisterhood,


Sherna Alexander Benjamin
Mar 23, 2016
Mar 23, 2016

Thank you Tam for posting this, it was insightful and informative and I will sahre with external networks.