LITERATURE REVIEW: Social norms and behaviour change approaches to challenge FGM and child marriage in Mali
This literature review brings together existing evidence on the drivers that explain the persistence of FGM/C, including the role of social norms, and the behaviour change programmes/approaches to challenge FGM/C and child marriage. The review focuses on children and youth as they transition from childhood to adolescence and into adulthood and focuses on existing studies in Mali as well as global literature.
This review informed the qualitative and quantitative primary research conducted by ODI and Plan International in Mali as part of the broader study. It also assisted the next stage of this work programme to design behavioural change tools to be used at the community, municipal, local and/or regional levels.