Our Her Choice Regional Meeting in Nepal has come to an end with a presentation from CWIN Nepal illustrating with their ‘Tree of Change’ how they transform social norms and traditional practices to prevent child marriage. All partners had the opportunity to work with the visualation tools developed by the University of Amsterdam to assess […]
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“Sweeping child abuse under the carpet is unacceptable. It is dangerous for children, but also dangerous for organisations like ours”. This was one of the conclusions of Badiul Alam Majumdar, Country Director of The Hunger Project, Bangladesh following the workshop about preventing and responding to child abuse in NGOs, which ICDI facilitated today. Badiul continues, […]
Supporting children and young people to do research in communities on social and environmental issues that are directly affecting them is one of the success stories of Her Choice. Today we met 20 of these young researchers who are aged between 13 and 17 years at the Balika Peace Home. You couldn’t help but be […]
“You’ve got to work together to tackle child marriage and other difficult social issues. Everyone in the community can and should be involved, including boys and girls. Community theatre is one way of doing this”. This is the view of Israt Nuery (otherwise known as Mumu), from Dalit NGO Bangladesh, who is participating in the […]
´Child marriage is going down in Her Choice treatment sites. We see a reduction of 17 year-old girls who are married, in nearly all countries´ This is one of the most important findings from the midterm evaluation. On the first of April, the Her Choice Alliance celebrated girl´s voices and evaluated the midterm findings during […]
In the last newsletter of Girls Not Brides International there was an article on a new child marriage restraint act in Pakistan, to be passed in the parliament. Her Choice’s Pakistani partner Bedari has been instrumental in these positive developments. With the support of Dutch knowledge organization International Child Development Initiatives Bedari staff have undertaken targeted lobby […]
On the 1st of April HER CHOICE – building child marriage free communities, Yes I Do and More Than Brides Alliances, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Girls not Brides the Netherlands, are organizing an expert meeting on ending child marriage.
The HER CHOICE partners Dalit and ICDI – International Child Development Initiatives are piloting in Bangladesh an approach to break the multigenerational cycle of poverty and child marriage. In Majidpur, one of the villages targeted by the Her Choice Programme, the House of Peace has been established: it is a hub where multi-sectoral services are […]
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 […]
(Continued from part 3) The next day starts with discussing and exchanging impressions and learnings from the visits to the local HER CHOICE communities. What an amazing work these communities have done, and what powerful girls are there! The rest of the day is spent on training each other on the topics each organization is […]