Entries by marianne

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 […]

Large volunteer movement in Bangladesh works hard to inform people about COVID-19

One of the local partners of alliance member The Hunger Project is The Hunger Project Bangladesh. This partner has the largest volunteer movement in the country. In almost 4,000 villages in rural areas they reach over 5 million people with thousands of volunteers. In all these villages, The Hunger Project has trained local change-makers and […]

Strategy I: investing in girls

One of the six strategies Her Choice applies in the field addresses Strategy I: Invest in girls, their knowledge and skills related to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and participation in society; including enhancing their comprehension of the negative effects of child marriage and of alternative options. The long-term goal of the Her […]

The need for a better understanding of child grooms

For his Master International Development Studies Her Choice Master student Rory Bowe wanted to know more about early marriage and child grooms in Nepal and how they navigate their lives with this label. We asked Bowe five questions about his research. Part four of a series of interviews with Her Choice researchers. You write that your […]

Strategy II: getting and keeping girls in school

The longer a girl is in school, the later she gets married. That’s why one of the six strategies Her Choice applies in the field addresses getting and keeping girls in school: by improving access to formal education for girls, by supporting school managers and teachers to take measures to create girl-friendly schools. The long-term […]

Fighting COVID-19 in Burkina Faso

Worldwide, Her Choice partners are fighting COVID-19.  The organisation AJBFB (Association des Jeunes pour le bien-être de familial de Bogoya), local partner in Burkina Faso of Her Choice alliance member Stichting Kinderpostzegels, normally works with youth clubs against child marriages and child labour, but now they demonstrate to the community how best to wash your […]

We are all in this together

During this time of uncertainty, it’s a good reminder that we are all in this together. We are confronted with the unknown and need to invent ways to deal with it. We are well aware that these circumstances among many other things also have a major impact on the execution of the Her Choice programme. […]