Protecting the Girl Child: Equality Now Report

Date: 27th February 2014
Team: Jordan Chatwin, Georgia Lee
Areas of expertise: Design

This year, 14 million girls – some as young as eight years old – will be married against their will.

Ai were approached by Equality Now to collaborate on their latest report – “Protecting the Girl Child – Using the Law to End Child Marriage”.

The Brief:

Building on the body of Equality Now’s work for the protection of girls’ and women’s rights, Protecting the Girl Child illustrates the impact of child marriage through 11 case studies and includes an analysis of the laws and issues surrounding child marriage from 18 countries. The report calls on all governments to support a comprehensive response to end child marriage and ensure a girl is healthy, safe, educated and empowered and her rights are protected.

Ai were lucky to have access to powerful photography by Stephanie Sinclair, Marcus Bleasdale, Suzanna Finley, A. Gichigi, Pierre Holtz, Piotr Lewandowski, Paul Munene, Ruth Njeng’ere and Russell Watkins.

We used an editorial style layout with a combination of photography, graphics and a humanist sans serif to bring a warm tone to a technical report.

The Outcome:

The 56 page PDF version of the report is available for download here:

Protecting the Girl Child – Using the Law to End Child Marriage


‘Sunil, 13, is seen inside her bedroom at her home in rural Rajasthan, India on April 30, 2009.’ Stephanie Sinclair/VII.

Protecting the Girl Child - Using the law to end child, early and forced marriage and related human rights violations

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