In 2017, nearly 40% of the population of 20 year old girls in Pakistan were married before turning 18. Research from three recent development programmes in the Punjab and Sindh provinces – Her Choice, Marriage: No Child’s Play, and Yes I Do – explored why child marriage is so prevalent in both provinces, what
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End January, The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Dutch Embassy in Mali together with the three child marriage alliances (Her Choice, More Than Brides and Yes I Do) visited project sites of Her Choice and the More than Brides Alliance in Ségou and Bamako, Mali. Rich discussions took place with our local partners, representatives
MTBA was present at the International Conference on Population on Development (ICPD) to present our Call to Action for governments to support work that: Put girls at the center Considers what alternative pathways exist for girls and expands viable options Supports social norm change related to child marriage and the value of girls Please read
The More than Brides Alliance, (Save the Children Netherlands (lead),Oxfam Novib, Simavi and Population Council, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands) empowers young women and girls to make informed choices about their sexual, reproductive health and rights and to pursue alternative life paths in an enabling environment. What better way
Across the globe, the MTBA alliance organized events that gathered decision makers, fathers, mothers and many young people. Standing up against child marriage and, confirming the importance of participation of women and girls in decision making at all levels in society. Have a look on what was happening in India! In Bihar, SIMAVI partner BVHA
Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) engages and supports people to shift norms, change behaviors, and amplify the voices needed to address the persistent development challenges the world faces today:The 2019 Social and Behavior Change Communication Conference focusing on francophone Africa, is organized to better understand what works in shifting social norms, changing behaviors and
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