Entries by marianne

‘Make young people aware of their rights and they become catalysts of change’

‘By empowering boys and girls, they become their own protectionists.’ Sumnima Tuladhar is director of CWIN, a pioneer child rights NGO in Nepal and partner of Her Choice alliance member ICDI. Despite the fact that Nepal is going through rough times because of COVID-19, she is hopeful about the future, and convinced of the effectiveness […]

Empowering girls in Bangladesh

Her Choice alliance member ICDI is launching a crowdfunding campaign to teach Dalit girls (a religious-ethnic minority) in Bangladesh to produce their own face masks and sanitary pads and empower them to go back to school when the lockdowns are lifted. COVID-19 is having a major impact on the lives of Dalit girls. The NGO […]

‘Open our schools’: advocating for better protection of girls in Uganda

Her Choice partner The Hunger Project Uganda in partnership with Girls Not Brides Uganda, hosted a meeting to engage members of parliament on the increasing cases of child marriages and teenage pregnancies in Uganda, due to COVID-19. During the meeting, four Her Choice peer educators shared their personal story and advocated for the reopening of […]

Developing distance learning in Ethiopia

Because schools in Ethiopia closed due to COVID-19 since the 16th of March 2020, Her Choice partner ESD together with the Ministry of Education and other key partners, developed a COVID-19 response strategy and plan. In this response strategy, distance learning is being developed to be an alternative learning method to ensure that children’s learning […]

Spreading the Her Choice message during lockdown in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, 38 volunteers have been appointed in 19 intervention villages by Dalit, local partner in Bangladesh of Her Choice alliance member ICDI. This happened in response of the COVID-19 pandemic. The volunteers are working on awareness raising issues regarding the virus they also ensure continued contact and engagement with project beneficiaries and keep an eye […]

‘Her Choice is now required more than ever’

Gerald Kato is coordinator of Her Choice for The Hunger Project Uganda. He works hard to tackle child marriage in a country where 40% of the girls are forced to marry before their 18th birthday. But is this still possible, in these COVID-times and how does he see the future? Despite the major impact the pandemic has on the lives of girls, […]