Story of Takondwa Takondwa is a Program Manager with the Girl Empowerment Network (GENET), a More Than Brides Alliance (MTBA) partner in Malawi. She has been working with MTBA since it started and has a wealth of experience in working on gender issues. She is very passionate about her work said,
Story of Teju Teju is a member of a youth club with RSKS India. Due to COVID-19, Teju’s father was unable to work and generate income, leaving their family food insecure. Schools were closed and Teju said he felt that “Education was getting far away from slowly, slowly, because I had books,
Story of Maria Maria is 15 years old and from Pakistan. She is the eldest sister in a family of six siblings. Her father and her brothers are all day laborers. Her brothers have studied until the 6th grade, but now they sell fruits in the village and the closest city.
Story of Ameenah Ameenah is a 19-year-old young woman from Pakistan. For the past two years, she has been giving training sessions in her village with MTBA partner Bahn Beli. After completing high school in 2012, Ameenah was unable to study further as her family could not afford it. Ameenah became
Story of Pallavi Pallavi is 15 years old and she has been a member of a youth group organized by More Than Brides Alliance partner, BVHA, for two years. In this group, the young members discuss issues important issues like child marriage and sexual and reproductive health and rights. After COVID-19
Story of Abdou Abdou is a member of the Husband’s School, a group created by Save the Children Niger, a member of the More Than Brides Alliance (MTBA). Through the Husband School, Abdou has attended many training sessions and participated in activities to support his community. Since MTBA has come to
Story of Sulina Sulina lives with her family including her brother, sister, and parents in Jharkhand, India. People in her village mostly work in agriculture and few people work as daily wage laborers outside of the village. Sulina said that she feels sad that the people of her village are not
Story of Krishna Krishna is an adolescent boy who lives with his parents and siblings in Jharkhand, India. His family is comprised of 6 members. He is a student of standard VI and quite sincere and laborious in studies. His teachers always appreciate him for being a good student. Krishna comes
Story of Chamki Chamki lives in Jharkhand, India. She lives with her small family including her brother, parents, and grandparents. Chamki’s father is a farmer and he goes to the agricultural field for work every day. Her mother is a homemaker. Chamki often helps her father in agricultural work in the
Story of Amisha Amisha is 15 years old and loves to listen to music and play games. She became involved with the More than Brides Alliance partner, BVHA, in 2017 when she joined a youth group. Here she learned about the importance of education and the negative impacts of child marriage.