Entries by Dulcineia

Building better futures in Burkina Faso

A national girls’ meeting takes place this weekend in Burkina Faso to promote raising the minimum age of marriage to 18 for girls and boys. According to Unicef, Burkina Faso has the fifth highest prevalence rate of child marriage in the world. 52% of girls in Burkina Faso are married before their 18th birthday and […]

‘Mothers can be the secret key to change’

Her Choice PhD candidate Nashia Ajaz is part of the research team that examines the impact of Her Choice in our ten programme countries. Ajaz wants to know how women’s empowerment and gender equality programmes relate to early marriage decision-making within families in Pakistan. Her field location was a village in the province of Punjab. […]

Strengthening the economic security of girls and their families

Poverty plays a major role in the continued existence of child marriage. That’s why one of the six strategies Her Choice applies in the field addresses strengthening the economic security of girls and their families: creating and supporting women’s self-help groups with training and access to (financial) resources. Her Choice aims to create child marriage […]

Tackling child marriage through theater in Ethiopia

Theater is a form of community awareness that has proven to be very effective in large parts of Africa. Everyone understands the story and heavy themes and problems that everyone in the community recognizes are touched on with speed and lightness and made negotiable. in Gondar, Ethiopia, Her Choice is working on ending child labour […]

Agegnehu’s Choice: ‘Love should not hurt’

In Ethiopia the NGO Wabe Children’s Aid and Training (WCAT), one of Her Choice’s 27 partners in the field, trains teachers of the Mekuabia school to give education on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), to both girls and boys. Agegnehu Acheye (13) is one of them and tells us about her experiences. 13-year […]