• Ensure that youth have access to sexual and reproductive health information and services, including emergency contraception and post-rape care.
• Encourage young girls to stay in school and promote life-skills and livelihoods training and financial independence [46, 52]. When young girls stay in school and succeed in their studies, they are less likely to be seen by their families and communities as ready for marriage . Additionally, girls that are able to generate income may be seen as more valuable by their families .
• Ensure that youth have access to quality SRHR information and services. Girls that are informed about their reproductive health may be more able to refuse early marriage .
• Engage men and boys to support transformation of harmful gender norms.
Family and community levels
• Transform gender norms early that lead to discrimination against girls and women and early marriage. Support teachers to eliminate discrimination in the classroom, and promote gender equity, respectful inter-personal relationships, and peaceful conflict resolution through the mandatory curriculum in schools .
• Ensure schools have adequately trained social workers to support youth who experience gender-based violence in their homes. Build community protection committees and link them to other existing structures such as parent-teacher associations, school councils, child friendly spaces .
• Engage communities in addressing early marriage by involving women, community and religious leaders, and educating them about the risks of early marriage [48, 49] Invest in informal policy and regulatory bodies within communities so that they are less willing to grant permission for early marriages [48, 66].
Policy and Service Delivery level
• Integrate mental health services with SRHR services, and ensure access to quality services for sexual and gender-based violence for women and youth [28, 49]. Ensure that the health providers actively screen for violence as part of routine service provision . Mobile services should also be strengthened to reach rural areas .
• Support legal reform that empowers women to come forward by providing them with access to legal resources  and holds perpetrators of GBV and honor killing accountable.
• Strengthen laws that prohibit early marriage,  including increasing the minimum age at which discretionary permission to marry can be granted by a shari‘a court and issuing more precise instructions with regard to the application of the special permissions to marry below the age of 18 .
• Improve the enforcement of laws on early marriage so that law is systematically applied [36, 48].