World leaders must act now to protect girls’ childhoods says Society for the Improvement of Rural People (SIRP Nigeria)
Society for the Improvement of Rural People today publicly called on the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Mohammadu Buhari, GCFR and the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Pauline Tallen, to reinforce their commitment to end child marriage in Nigeria; at an event held in […]
‘Untainted by the empowerment of education’: The tragedy of child brides
Youth activist, Josephine Mukwendi, shares her experiences of forced and early marriage and its impact on young women and girls.
More challenges, fewer choices: Rural women are still in survival mode
Rural women and girls across Africa are more likely to be victims of harmful traditional practices such as female genital mutilation and child marriage than their urban counterparts.
HAKI YA BINTI – project mobilising action to safeguard rights of girls in Tanzania
This documentary showcases “Haki Ya Binti”, a project to mobilise action to safeguard the rights of girls and young mothers in Tanzania. The objective of the project is to combat all forms of gender-based violence (GBV), including female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage and teen pregnancies, perpetrated against girls, especially those living in rural areas. […]
MenEngage Africa interview on SANYU FM – Part 1
In April 2015, MenEngage Africa, which is coordinated by Sonke Gender Justice, participated in a regional East African consultative meeting held in Entebbe, Uganda, to create awareness of, and impart strategies on how to involve men and boys in efforts to curb child marriages and female genital mutilation (FGM). The meeting was topical to the […]
MenEngage Africa interview on SANYU FM – Part 2
This is the second part of the interview conducted with MenEngage Africa’s Mabel Sengendo and Mzwakhe Khumalo on SANYU FM in Uganda, following the East African regional consultative meeting on creating awareness on the harmful effects of child marriages and female genital mutilation, held in Entebbe, Uganda, in April 2015.