Entries by Simona

Fatoumata got pregnant when she was only twelve

Toéssin is a village around 8 km from Ouahigouya, the capital of Burkina’s Northern Region. Ever since the HER CHOICE programme was launched in Burkina Faso, the community of Toéssin has benefitted from a lot of awareness raising activities aiming at ending child marriage: movie screenings, conferences, group discussions and other awareness raising activities were […]

Girls climb Wanale Mountain to break menstrual stigma in Uganda

Menstruation is an integral and normal part of human life. Menstrual hygiene is fundamental to the dignity and wellbeing of girls and women. It is an important part of the basic hygiene, sanitation and reproductive health services to which every girl has a right. During the implementation of the HER CHOICE programme in Uganda, it […]

A comic book against child marriage made by teens in Nepal

  In the scope of the HER CHOICE programme, groups of teenagers from 3 districts in Nepal (Banke, Morang and Makwanpur) were trained on storytelling through comics with the support of CWIN. They learnt to explore stories and cases and express themselves creatively through self-drawn pictures.           They immediately understood that […]

Youth leaders organize safe roads to school in Bangladesh

Going to school is one of the best ways to prevent girls getting married when they are still a child. Yet in Bangladesh school is not necessarily always a safe place. Girls are often harassed by boys on their way to school, for example. This kind of harassment is so common in Bangladesh that it […]