Entries by marianne

Prevented child marriages in Nepal during lockdown 

Despite the lockdown in Nepal, local partner CWIN successfully stopped two child marriages. A 14-year-old girl from Gadi Rular and a 17-year-old boy, and a 15-year-old girl and a 19-year-old boy were prevented from marrying. CWIN, local partner of Her Choice alliance member ICDI, is responsible for running a national Child Helpline.  Two cases of […]

Tackling female genital mutilation/cutting

Her Choice is one of three Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) alliances working in partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the field of child marriage. Her Choice aims to build child marriage-free communities, and also aims to reduce incidence of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). FGM/C prevalence and laws against FGM […]

Creating awareness about COVID-19 in rural Ethiopia

To protect the girls and their families in the rural Her Choice communities in Ethiopia, local partner ESD is preparing a COVID-19 response plan in collaboration with Her Choice alliance member ICDI. The Ethiopian NGO is informing people about the risks posed by COVID-19 and informs them about how to protect themselves and their families […]

‘Tackle the underlying reasons for early marriages’

For her Master International Development Studies Her Choice Master student Samy Verhaaren wanted to know more about the mental well-being and well-being enhancement among young married and single mothers in Ghana. We asked Verhaaren six questions about her research. Part five of a series of interviews with Her Choice researchers. You found that community norms […]

Awareness and hygiene in Nepal

CWIN, a pioneer child rights NGO in Nepal and partner of Her Choice alliance member ICDI, has taken different measures to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. CWIN has developed leaflets with information about the proper way to wash hands and distributed these in the Her Choice communities, especially among children. Further more, CWIN has developed […]

Strategy VI: creating an enabling legal and policy environment

One of the six strategies Her Choice applies in the field addresses Strategy VI: creating an enabling legal and policy environment on preventing child marriage. We do this by supporting community leaders to develop local bylaws and (local) authorities to enforce national policies on preventing child marriage, and by advocating with national authorities for 18 […]

Our work is now more necessary than ever and here is why

The circumstances we find ourselves in at the moment, have a major impact on the lives of the girls and their families we work for. Far-reaching measures have been taken in the ten Her Choice countries to prevent the spread of the virus. Schools are closed almost everywhere and meetings and travel are forbidden. Research […]

Mobilizing action for global health and a new development agenda

The research partner of the Her Choice programme, the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), sent a letter to Minister Sigrid Kaag of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The AISSR did this on behalf of a broad group of ‘international development colleagues’ from other Dutch universities. In the […]