National Learning Webinar, 17th Dec 2020
Making the most of what we know
Learning and exchange about the link between child marriage and adolescent female sexuality
Child marriage is a global problem with 12 million girls getting married before the age of 18 every year. To contribute meaningfully to the worldwide challenge of ending Child Marriage, in 2016 the More Than Brides Alliance (MTBA) came into existence with a girl-centric approach to Child Marriage programming. This approach contrasted to the more conventional approach used to date with a focus on improving the lives of adolescent girls by empowering informed decision-making ability including sexual and reproductive health and rights.
MTBA is a global consortium of more than 25 international and national civil society organizations. The Alliance instigates to empower young people, in particular, adolescent girls to decide if and when to get married and to make informed choices about their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).
The alliance is implementing (2016 -2020) an integrated and holistic Child Marriage (CM) programme “Marriage No Child’s Play” across five countries namely Mali, Niger, Malawi, Pakistan, and India with the support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In India, the national level alliance is comprised of The Save The Children (SCI), Population Council, and Simavi’ s partners Bihar Voluntary Health Association (BVHA), Child In Need Institute (CINI), Network for Enterprise Enhancement and Development Support (NEEDS) and Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI).
In India, the Alliance is implementing its programme model in 11 development blocks across the four states in the country i.e., four blocks in Bihar, two blocks in Jharkhand, three blocks in Odisha, and two blocks in Rajasthan.
The National Learning Webinar will contribute towards an exchange as well as the learning and documentation of the experiences of the programme “Marriage No Child’s Play” in India. The learnings will also feed into the Global Programme.
This 3.5-hour webinar will take place on 17th December, 1 PM - 4:30 PM India time.
* Please register online not later than 11th December. Registered participants will receive an email with more details from the organizers.
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