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Child Marriage: What should YOU(th) do?

Posted August 25, 2014 Avatar Anwar H Sagor

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Nowadays Child Marriage which is commonly known as “বাল্যবিবাহ (Ballo Bibaho) in Bangladesh is increasing dangerously! According to the law of Bangladesh, marriage between a girl under 18 years of age and a boy under 21 is called child marriage. The Child Marriage Act of 1929 certifies- -> Child Marriage is a punishable crime. -> Parents and other persons supporting this marriage will be punished too. -> Child Marriage can be canceled. [Puni...


Condition of Child Marriage in Nepal

Posted July 25, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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A report entitled ‘Ending Child marriage – progress and prospects’ which was released by UNICEF during the ongoing first ever Girl Summit in London, highlighted that Nepal has the ninth highest prevalence of child marriage in the world with one in every three child brides living in the country. Nearly 18% of women aged 20 to 49 years were married before age of 15 while about 34 % of women were married or in union after age 15 but before they turned 18 in Nepal, the report...


#YouthForChange: Action Statement & Report

Posted July 21, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Read the #YouthForChange Action Statement and Research Report. Over the past few weeks Voices of Youth has been sharing articles, testimonies and resources all about FGM/C and child marriage. We also asked you to take part in an online survey, to get your views on these issues - because we believe that with youth engagement we can hope to achieve the goal of ending FGM/C and child marriage faster. All of this has been in the lead up to the #YouthForChange event which to...


Hello, my name is Cherifa and I am a young Muslim from the western part of Cameroon. I am a youth volunteer with the Cameroon National Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW). I will be representing CAMNAFAW when I come to London to be part of the #YouthForChange panel. Young people represent about 43% of the population in Cameroon. They are the main force on growth and development but unfortunately their voices are not heard and they are not prioritized as it should be. They...


Not ready to say “I do” in India

Posted July 11, 2014 Avatar #YouthForChange

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Hi, Im Vedika, I’m 19 and I am representing The Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) on the @YouthForChange panel. The issue of youth sexuality and child marriage is a huge challenge facing our country. I noticed that there is still much hesitation amongst the youth during discussion on young people’s sexual rights or youth sexuality with teachers or other elders including parents. Youth are the backbone of a nation. They can change the future of society with their...


Hi, I’m Isabelle and represent Restless Development on the #YouthforChange Panel. On Saturday 7th June I attended my first #YouthforChange Youth Panel face to face meeting. I was very excited and also a bit nervous; it wasn’t just my first time taking part in #YouthforChange but also my first time in a government building and first time in London for a while! On arrival I was able to meet the rest of the UK panel team – a brilliant mix of young people aged between 14 and 20...


How young people can speak up for girls’ rights

Posted June 19, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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It’s time to act on girls’ rights so we can build a better future for everyone. Play your part by giving us your opinion on issues like child marriage and FGM, which have devastating effects on girls’ lives and communities in countries across the globe. Rafick Tawakali, 19, is from Malawi. He has been actively involved in the fight for children’s rights since 2008. Rafick has two sisters and is particularly passionate about protecting girls’ rights. Why we must end...


Help put an end to two of the biggest challenges facing girls today

Posted June 13, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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SURVEY: LET GIRLS BE GIRLS - ADD YOUR VOICE Calling all young people - add your voice and help us to put an end to two of the biggest challenges facing girls today. Ahead of the Girl Summit 2014 we want to hear from all young people. Take this survey to input into the Youth Action Statement, which will be shared with ministers and leaders from across the globe at the Girl Summit. To help you we've also created this resource packwhich contains all the information you may n...


RESOURCE PACK: Girl Summit 2014

Posted June 11, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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RESOURCE PACK DOWNLOAD SURVEY: ENGLISH The Girl Summit 2014 is a little more than a month away, and Voices of Youth together with DFID and Plan International want to hear the voices of young people from all around the world on the issues of FGM and Child and Forced Marriage. To help those who wish to conduct activities we've prepared a very comprehensive resource pack to help you.


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