Project brief: United Nations Joint Programme on Prevention of Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in Turkey - Second Phase
Since 2018, UNICEF, IOM, UNFPA, UNHCR, and UN Women have been working together in Turkey on the “UN Joint Programme for the Prevention of CEFM” (the Joint Programme) with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
The First Phase of the Joint Programme has ended in September 2021, resulting in increased national synergies in CEFM prevention through advocacy on the international and national normative framework; data generation and analysis; technical support to national and
provincial coordination mechanisms and action plans; and community mobilization with a focus on girls’ empowerment and male engagement.
This project brief describes the Second Phase of the project “UN Joint Programme for the Prevention of CEFM”. In the Second Phase, which is to be implemented by UNICEF, UNFPA, and UN Women with consultative support from IOM and UNHCR, the Joint Programme will draw on the experience and lessons learned from the first phase, adapting the programme activities to the context of COVID-19 as needed. The Second Phase will also identify and address the socio-economic needs of families experiencing multidimensional poverty where girls (and boys) are at risk of CEFM and improve their access to high-quality social services.