The BALIKA project evaluated whether three skills-building approaches to empower girls can effectively delay the age at marriage among girls aged 12–18 in parts of Bangladesh where child marriage rates are at their highest. BALIKA results show that programs that educate girls, build their skills for modern livelihoods and engage their communities can delay child marriage and produce better health, educational and social outcomes for girls. This brief summarizes the project's endline results.
"BALIKA: Empowering girls to delay child marriage in Bangladesh," brief. Dhaka: Population Council, 2016.
BALIKA (Bangladeshi Association for Life Skills, Income, and Knowledge for Adolescents)